1984 - First Work

Tapping the Source

By Kem Nunn

Original Publisher: Delacorte

Current Publisher: Thunder’s Mouth Press

Finalists for First Work of Fiction That Year: 

  • Kem Nunn for Tapping the Source
  • Padgett Powell for Edisto

Winner for First Work of Fiction That Year: Harriet Doerr for Stones for Ibarra

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:

  • Tapping the Source was Nunn’s first novel and centers around the California surfing town of Huntington Beach.
  • Nunn is also a television writer. He co-created the HBO series “John from Cincinnati” and was a writer for the HBO drama “Deadwood.”

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