Swimming in the Volcano

By Bob Shacochis

Original Publisher: Scribner

Current Publisher: Grove Press

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:

  • 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: Bob Shacochis won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1985 for Easy in the Islands.


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