The Mosquito Coast
By Paul Theroux
Original Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Current Publisher: Mariner Books
Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:
- Gail Godwin for A Mother and Two Daughters
- Bobbie Ann Mason for Shiloh and Other Stories
- Paul Theroux for The Mosquito Coast
- Anne Tyler for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Alice Walker for The Color Purple
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- William Golding won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Theroux was a Finalist once previously, in the General Nonfiction (Paperback) category in 1981 for The Old Patagonian Express.
Theroux’s son, Marcel Theroux, was a Fiction Finalist in 2009 for Far North.