1981 - First Novel

Rough Strife

By Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Original Publisher: Harper & Row

Current Publisher: Out of Print

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: Rough Strife was Schwartz’s first book. Though she is best known for her fiction, she has also published work in the genres of poetry, memoir, criticism, and translation.

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