By Allegra Goodman
Original Publisher: Delacorte Press
Current Publisher: Delta
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Allegra Goodman for Kaaterskill Falls
- Gayl Jones for The Healing
- Robert Stone for Damascus Gate
- Tom Wolfe for A Man in Full
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: Goodman was a National Book Award Fiction Judge in 1999, the year that Ha Jin won the Award for Waiting.