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1980 - Paperback

Too Far to Go

By John Updike

Original and Current Publisher: Fawcett

Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

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.

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