By Elizabeth Benedict
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Finalists for First Work of Fiction That Year:
- Elizabeth Benedict for Slow Dancing
- Cecile Pineda for Face
Winner for First Work of Fiction That Year: Bob Shacochis for Easy in the Islands
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Slow Dancing was Benedict’s first of five novels, including Almost (2001) and The Practice of Deceit (2005). She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers, and the editor of the anthology, Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives (2009).