1980 - Paperback

Violet Clay

By Gail Godwin

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Ballantine Books 

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: Godwin was a Fiction Finalist two other times: in 1975 for The Odd Woman and in 1983 for A Mother and Two Daughters.

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