|"The 88th annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Following are the winners in Letters, Drama and Music."
"Edward P. Jones's novel (04 Pulitzer), ''The Known World,'' opens with the death of a master of 33 slaves in antebellum Virginia...
...In 1855 in Manchester County, Va. (a fictional place standing in for an actual historical landscape), we learn that ''there were 34 free black families . . . and eight of those free families owned slaves.''
Anybody know what actual historical landscape Manchester County is standing in for?
"By winning the top prize for newspaper critics, Dan Neil of The Los Angeles Times — who once found himself out of a newspaper job after writing a column about nonmarital relations in the back of a Ford truck — earned $10,000 and the envy of all those who array discernment over theater, books, opera, films and a host of other fine arts."
April 8, NYTimes