The Second Coming
By Walker Percy
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Current Publisher: Picador; Open Road Integrated Media (ebook)
Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:
- Shirley Hazzard for The Transit of Venus
- William Maxwell for So Long, See You Tomorrow
- Walker Percy for The Second Coming
- Eudora Welty for The Collected Stories
Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Wright Morris for Plains Song
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: Percy won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1962 for The Moviegoer. He was also a Fiction Finalist three other times: in 1967 for The Last Gentleman, in 1972 for Love in the Ruins, and in 1982 for The Second Coming (paperback).