By Felipe Alfau
Original and Current Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Felipe Alfau for Chromos
- Elena Castedo for Paradise
- Jessica Hagedorn for Dogeaters
- Joyce Carol Oates for Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
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.
- Alfau (1902-1999) was a Spanish-American novelist and poet.
- Chromos is one of two novels Alfau wrote in English; the other is titled Locos: A Comedy of Gestures.