By Katherine Dunn
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Vintage
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- E.L. Doctorow for Billy Bathgate
- Katherine Dunn for Geek Love
- Oscar Hijuelos for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
- Amy Tan for The Joy Luck Club
Fiction Winner That Year: John Casey for Spartina
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Camilo José Cela won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- In the 1970s, Dunn hosted a radio show on Portland, Oregon's community radio station, KBOO.
- Dunn has written extensively on the subject of boxing. Her essays on boxing were collected in the 2009 anthology One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing.