Requiem for a Nun
By William Faulkner
Original Publisher: Random House
Current Publisher: Vintage International
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- James Agee for The Morning Watch
- Truman Capote for The Grass Harp
- William Faulkner for Requiem for a Nun
- Caroline Gordon for The Strange Children
- Thomas Mann for The Holy Sinner
- John P. Marquand for Melville Goodwin, USA
- J.D. Salinger for The Catcher in the Rye
- William Styron for Lie Down in Darkness
- Jessamyn West for The Witch Diggers
- Herman Wouk for The Caine Mutiny
Fiction Winner That Year: James Jones for From Here to Eternity
Fiction Judges That Year: Robert Gorham Davis, Brendan Gill, Lloyd Morris, Budd Schulberg, Jean Stafford
The Year in Literature:
- The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- François Mauriac won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: The protagonist in Requiem for a Nun is Temple Drake, a character introduced in one of Faulkner’s earlier novels, Sanctuary (1931).