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1989

Billy Bathgate

By E.L. Doctorow

Original and Current Publisher: Random House

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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.

More Information: E.L. Doctrow won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World’s Fair. He was also a Fiction Finalist three other times: in 1972 for The Book of Daniel, in 1982 for Loon Lake, and in 1995 for The March.

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/1986.html

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