By Kent Haruf
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Vintage
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Andre Dubus III for House of Sand and Fog
- Kent Haruf for Plainsong
- Patricia Henley for Hummingbird House
- Jean Thompson for Who Do You Love
Fiction Winner That Year: Ha Jin for Waiting
Fiction Judges That Year: Charles Johnson, Dorothy Allison, Allegra Goodman, Terry McMillan, Scott Spencer
The Year in Literature:
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Günter Grass won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: All of Haruf's novels take place in the fictional town of Holt in eastern Colorado. Holt is based on Yuma, Colorado, where Haruf lived in the early 1980s.