A Day That Mattered In the Lives of Hemingway and Mailer
Hemingway wins the Pulitzer and Mailer publishes 'The Naked and the Dead'
May 4 is a significant date for a few reasons. If you’re a Star Wars fan, may the fourth be with you this Star Wars Day. May 4 is also the anniversary of two major literary events: Ernest Hemingway winning a Pulitzer Prize, and Norman Mailer publishing The Naked and the Dead.
The Pulitzer served as a capstone for Hemingway. While, for Mailer, releasing …