Ira Wolfert

  • Moses on Canal Street

    The scales of IRA WOLFER’S career have tipped alternately between creative fiction and journalism. A newspaperman at fifteen, Wolfert rose through the ranks from copy boy to war correspondent, and in 1943 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Battle of the Solomons, based on his coverage of the Guadalcanal action. That same year appeared his first novel, Tucker’s People. ”Moses on Canal Street" is an excerpt from Mr. Wolfert’s new novel. Married Men, to be published this autumn by Simon & Schuster. The event described here occurs in the early nineties, during the honeymoon of Married Men’s protagonist, Wes Olmstead.