1982 - Paperback

The Transit of Venus

By Shirley Hazzard

Original Publisher: Viking

Current Publisher: Penguin

Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

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).


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