The Pugilist at Rest
By Thom Jones
Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Back Bay Books
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Amy Bloom for Come to Me
- Thom Jones for The Pugilist at Rest
- Richard Powers for Operation Wandering Soul
- Bob Shacochis for Swimming in the Volcano
Fiction Winner That Year: E. Annie Proulx for The Shipping News
Fiction Judges That Year: Phyllis Rose, Sven Birkerts, George Garrett, James A. McPherson,
The Year in Literature:
- A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: The Pugilist at Rest is a short story collection and Jones’ first book. The title story, originally published in The New Yorker in 1991, won an O. Henry Award.