1980 - First Novel

When the Tree Sings

By Stratis Haviaras

Original Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists for First Novel That Year:

Fiction Winner for First Novel That Year: William Wharton for Birdy

Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature:

  • The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: When the Tree Sings is set in a small Greek village during World War II. The village is modeled after Nea Kios, where Haviaras was born in 1935.

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