By Philip F. O’Connor
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Fiction Finalists for First Novel That Year:
- Terry Davis for Vision Quest
- Stratis Haviaras for When the Tree Sings
- Philip F. O'Connor for Stealing Home
- Alan Saperstein for Mom Kills Kids and Self
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: Stealing Home was O’Connor’s first novel. His first two books were story collections titled Old Morals, Small Continents, Darker Times (1972) and A Season for Unnatural Causes (1975).