By Bette Bao Lord
Original Publisher: Harper & Row
Current Publisher: Harper Perennial
Fiction Finalists for First Novel That Year:
- Celia Gittelson for Saving Grace
- Bette Bao Lord for Spring Moon
- Leonard Michaels for The Men's Club
- Ted Mooney for Easy Travel to Other Planets
Fiction Winner for First Novel That Year: Robb Forman Dew for Dale Loves Sophie to Death
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Gabriel García Márquez won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Lord was born in Shanghai, China and came to the United States with her parents when she was eight years old.