1981 - First Novel

Horn of Africa

By Philip Caputo

Original Publisher: Holt, Rineheart & Winston

Current Publisher: Vintage

Fiction Finalists for First Novel That Year:

Fiction Winner for First Novel That Year: Ann Arensberg for Sister Wolf

Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature:

  • A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Elias Canetti won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information: Caputo was one of the Chicago Tribune staff who won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize “for uncovering flagrant violations of voting procedures in the primary election of March 21, 1972.” 

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