By Gail Godwin
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Ballantine Books
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: Godwin was a Fiction Finalist two other times: in 1975 for The Odd Woman and in 1983 for A Mother and Two Daughters.