1981 - Paperback

The Executioner’s Song

By Norman Mailer

Original Publisher: Warner Books

Current Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:  

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).

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