Wartime Lies

By Louis Begley

Original Publisher: Knopf

Current Publisher: Ballantine Books

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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:

  • 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. 

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