A Man in Full

By Tom Wolfe

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Bantam Books

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Alice McDermott for Charming Billy

Fiction Judges That Year: Thomas Mallon, Fernanda Eberstadt, Lois Rosenthal, Ursula Hegi, Rafael Yglesias

The Year in Literature: 

  • American Pastoral by Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information: Wolfe won the National Book Award for General Nonfiction in 1980 for The Right Stuff and was a Finalist in the Contemporary Affairs category in 1972 for Radical Chic: Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. In 2010, Wolfe received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.


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