The Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism this year, unsurprisingly, were devoted primarily to the #MeToo movement and coverage of Donald Trump's connection to Russia.
In the arts, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to:
The novel Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, which is the very charming story of a writer who embarks on a book tour in order to escape his troubles. (I read and enjoyed Less but did not review it; David Sedaris frequently recommended Less to audiences during his weeklong stand in Seattle this past January.)
The play Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok.
An environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico titled The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis.
Caroline Fraser's biography Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Frank Bidart's poetry collection Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.
For general nonfiction, James Forman Jr's Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.
And last but by no means least, Kendrick Lamar's brilliant album DAMN.
Read more about this year's prizes on the Pulitzer Prize website. Congratulations to all the winners.