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1990

Paradise

By Elena Castedo

Original and Current Publisher: Grove Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Charles Johnson for Middle Passage

Fiction Judges That Year: William Gass, Phillip Lopate, Terry McMillan, Paul West

The Year in Literature:

  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Octavio Paz won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information:

  • Castedo was born in Spain and was a refugee from the Spanish Civil War in France, then in Chile.
  • Castedo was already a grandmother by the time her first novel, Paradise, was published.

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