By Louis Begley
Original Publisher: Knopf
Current Publisher: Ballantine Books
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- 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.
- Begley was born Ludwik Begleiter in Stryi, formerly a part of Poland and now in Ukraine.
- Wartime Lies was Begley’s first novel. He is also the author of About Schmidt, which was made into the 2002 film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Jack Nicholson.