By Terry Davis
Original Publisher: Viking Press
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: John Irving called Vision Quest “the truest novel about growing up since The Catcher in the Rye.”