The House on the Lagoon

By Rosario Ferré

Original and Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Philip Roth for Sabbath’s Theater

Fiction Judges That Year: Erica Jong, Michael Malone, Colleen McElroy, Thomas McGuane, Mark Richard

The Year in Literature:

  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Ferré was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1938. Her father, Luis A. Ferré, was the third elected Governor of Puerto Rico, and the founder of the New Progressive Party.

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