Vermont Humanities

Based on a Real Life: All The King’s Men

Norwich Public Library 368 Main St, Norwich

One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count - each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real life story. All the King's Men is a 1946 novel by Robert Penn Warren. Its title is drawn from the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty".