That’s what my world is today, hey, hey… Earlier this week, I saw that the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to March by Geraldine Brooks. I could have sworn that was a typo, and they really meant The March by E.L. Doctorow. That’s because I’m an idiot. It’s actually quite simple to keep straight. March is a story of the Civil War, while The March is a story about the Civil War. See? No? March is about the Civil War experiences of Mr. March of Little Women fame, and The March is about that sumbitch Sherman. Anyway, they were both nominated for the Pulitzer. Other Pulitzer winners included American Prometheus by Kai Bird (Biography), a book about nuclear scientist Robert Oppenheimer. The History Award went to Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky.
Next year’s field looks to be just as impressive. Surely Snoop Dogg’s Love Don’t Live Here No More will be among the nominated selections. I don’t think it has anything to do with the Civil War though.