Swimming in the Volcano
By Bob Shacochis
Original Publisher: Scribner
Current Publisher: Grove Press
- 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: Bob Shacochis won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1985 for Easy in the Islands.