By Toni Morrison
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Everyman’s Library
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Alice McDermott for That Night
- Toni Morrison for Beloved
- Howard Norman for The Northern Lights
- Philip Roth for The Counterlife
Fiction Winner That Year: Larry Heinemann for Paco’s Story
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Joseph Brodsky won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- Morrison was a Fiction Finalist once previously, in 1975 for Sula. She also received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1996.
- Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988.