The Anatomy Lesson
By Philip Roth
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Current Publisher: Vintage
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Alison Lurie for Foreign Affairs
- Philip Roth for The Anatomy Lesson
Fiction Winner That Year: Ellen Gilchrist for Victory Over Japan
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- Ironweed by William Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Jaroslav Seifert won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Roth won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1960 for Goodbye, Columbus and in 1995 for Sabbath’s Theater. He was also a Fiction Finalist three other times: in 1975 for My Life as a Man, in 1980 for The Ghost Writer, and in 1987 for The Counterlife.