Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 11:12PM
National Book Foundation

The Pugilist at Rest

By Thom Jones

Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.

Current Publisher: Back Bay Books

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: E. Annie Proulx for The Shipping News

Fiction Judges That Year: Phyllis Rose, Sven Birkerts, George Garrett, James A. McPherson, 
Wendy Steiner

The Year in 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.

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