I Am My Own Wife wins Pulitzer
The 2004 Pulitzer Prize for drama was awarded Monday to Doug Wright for I Am My Own Wife, the tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who survived both the Nazis and the Communists. The 2004 Pulitzer for fiction went to Edward P. Jones for The Known World, his historical novel about a black slave owner. The biography prize was captured by William Taubman for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era. In history, the winner was Steven Hahn for A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration. The award for general nonfiction went to Anne Applebaum for Gulag: A History. The poetry winner was Franz Wright for Walking to Martha's Vineyard, and the award for music went to Tempest Fantasy by Paul Moravec.