By Francine Prose
Original Publisher: HarperCollins
Current Publisher: Harper Perennial
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Charles Baxter for The Feast of Love
- Alan Lightman for The Diagnosis
- Joyce Carol Oates for Blonde
- Francine Prose for Blue Angel
Fiction Winner That Year: Susan Sontag for In America
Fiction Judges That Year: Ron Hansen, Breena Clarke, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, David Guterson, A.M. Homes
The Year in Literature:
- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Prose was the chair of the National Book Award Fiction judging panel in 2007, the year that Denis Johnson won the Award for Tree of Smoke.