Too Far to Go
By John Updike
Original and Current Publisher: Fawcett
Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- Paul Bowles for Collected Stories
- Gail Godwin for Violet Clay
- John Updike for Too Far to Go
- Marguerite Young for Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, Volumes 1 and 2
Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year: John Irving for The World According to Garp
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: Updike won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1964 for The Centaur and in 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich. He was a Fiction Finalist five other times: in 1960 for The Poorhouse Fair; in 1961 for Rabbit, Run; in 1963 for Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories; in 1971 for Bech: A Book; and in 1972 for Rabbit Redux. Updike also received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1998.