1980 - First Novel

Stealing Home

By Philip F. O’Connor

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

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: 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).

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