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1988

Wheat That Springeth Green

By J.F. Powers

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: NYRB Classics

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Pete Dexter for Paris Trout

Fiction Judges That Year: Not available

The Year in Literature:

  • Beloved by Toni Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Powers won the National Book Award in 1963 for Morte D’Urban. He was also a Fiction Finalist in 1957 for The Presence of Grace.

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/2009/7/17/1963.html

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