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1999

House of Sand and Fog

By Andre Dubus III

Original and Current Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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:

  • Dubus is the son of the writer Andre Dubus II.
  • House of Sand and Fog was made into a 2003 film of the same title directed by Vadim Perelman. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actor (Ben Kingsley), Best Supporting Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo), and Best Original Score (James Horner).

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