By Stanley Elkin
Original Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Current Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press; Open Road Integrated Media (ebook)
- Louis Begley for Wartime Lies
- Stephen Dixon for Frog
- Stanley Elkin for The MacGuffin
- Sandra Scofield for Beyond Deserving
Fiction Winner That Year: Norman Rush for Mating
Fiction Judges That Year: Curtis Harnack, Anne Bernays, Larry Heinemann, Clarence Major, Lynne Sharon Schwartz
The Year in Literature:
- Rabbit At Rest by John Updike won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Elkin was a Fiction Finalist twice previously: in 1972 for The Dick Gibson Show and in 1974 for Searches and Seizures.