The Transit of Venus
By Shirley Hazzard
Original Publisher: Viking
Current Publisher: Penguin
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: Hazzard won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2003 for The Great Fire and was previously a Fiction Finalist in 1971 for The Bay of Noon. She was nominated again in 1982 for The Transit of Venus (paperback).