The Transit of Venus
By Shirley Hazzard
Original Publisher: Viking
Current Publisher: Penguin
Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- E.L. Doctorow for Loon Lake
- Shirley Hazzard for The Transit of Venus
- Walker Percy for The Second Coming
- Anne Tyler for Morgan's Passing
Fiction (Paperback) Winner That Year: William Maxwell for So Long, See You Tomorrow
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: Hazzard won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2003 for The Great Fire and was a Fiction Finalist two other times: in 1971 for The Bay of Noon and in 1981 for The Transit of Venus (hardcover).