O My America!
By Johanna Kaplan
Original Publisher: Harper & Row
Current Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Fiction Finalists for First Novel That Year:
- Jean M. Auel for The Clan of the Cave Bear
- Philip Caputo for Horn of Africa
- Johanna Kaplan for O My America!
- Lynne Sharon Schwartz for Rough Strife
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: Kaplan was a Fiction Finalist once previously, in 1976 for Other People’s Lives.