By Benjamin Capps
Original Publisher: Doubleday & Co.
Current Publisher: Gunsmoke Westerns
Fiction (Western) Finalists That Year:
- Benjamin Capps for Woman Chief
- Loren D. Estleman for The High Rocks
- Brian Garfield for Wild Times
- G. Clifton Wisler for My Brother, The Wind
Fiction (Western) Winner That Year: Louis L’Amour for Bendigo Shafter
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: Capps was the author of numerous novels, including The Trail to Ogallala, Sam Chance, and The Warren Wagontrain Raid.