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1981 - Hardcover

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:

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).

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/2009/7/16/1962.html

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