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1952

The Witch Diggers

By Jessamyn West

Original Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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: West developed the habit of writing while sitting up in bed during the years she spent recovering from tuberculosis in the 1930s.

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