#GAReads | Why the Pulitzer Prize committee keeps ignoring women's history
In its first 100 years, the Pulitzer Prize committee recognized a book focused on women’s history only once.
And that was a book about childbearing.
Today, the 101st winner took its place on the shelf of great American books. The prize committee stuck to its tradition.
Women sit on the Pulitzer jury. I myself participated in 2008. Eight prizewinners have been women. Why, then, is the story of women nearly blank?