By Tony Hillerman
Original Publisher: Harper & Row
Current Publisher: Harper
Fiction Finalists for Mystery (Paperback) That Year:
- R. Wright Campbell for The Spy Who Sat and Waited
- Sean Flannery for The Kremlin Conspiracy
- Tony Hillerman for Listening Woman
- Michael Kurland for The Infernal Device
Fiction Winner for Mystery (Paperback) That Year: William F. Buckley, Jr. for Stained Glass
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.
- Hillerman was a decorated veteran of World War II who served as a mortarman in the 103rd Infantry Division. He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
- Listening Woman is the conclusion of Hillerman’s Lt. Joe Leaphorn trilogy, including The Blessing Way (1970) and Dance Hall of the Dead (1973).