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.
- 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.”