By Alice McDermott
Original Publisher: Dell Publishing
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: Alice McDermott won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1998 for Charming Billy.