By Felipe Alfau

Original and Current Publisher: Dalkey Archive 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:

  • 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.

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