The Executioner’s Song
By Norman Mailer
Original Publisher: Warner Books
Current Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- Thomas Flanagan for The Year of the French
- Norman Mailer for The Executioner's Song
- Scott Spencer for Endless Love
- Herman Wouk for War and Remembrance
Fiction (Paperback) Winner That Year: John Cheever for The Stories of John Cheever
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: In 1969, Mailer won the National Book Award in Arts and Letters for The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History and was a Finalist in the History and Biography category for Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968. In 1972, Mailer was a Finalist for two books: The Prisoner of Sex (Contemporary Affairs) and Of a Fire on the Moon (The Sciences). He was a Fiction Finalist in 1968 for Why Are We in Vietnam? and in 1980 for The Executioner’s Song (hardcover).