The Northern Lights
By Howard Norman
Original Publisher: Summit Books
Current Publisher: Picador
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.
More Information: Most of Norman’s works are set in Canada’s Maritime Provinces. In addition to his adult novels, Norman has also published books for young readers and translations of Algonquin, Cree, Eskimo, and Inuit folklore.