By Susan Straight
Original Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Current Publisher: Anchor
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Dan Chaon for Among the Missing
- Jennifer Egan for Look at Me
- Louise Erdrich for The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
- Susan Straight for Highwire Moon
Fiction Winner That Year: Jonathan Franzen for The Corrections
Fiction Judges That Year: Colin Harrison, Bill Henderson, Angela Davis-Gardner, Mary Morris, Susan Richards Shreve
The Year in Literature:
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- V. S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Straight co-founded the MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts programs at the University of California, Riverside, where she currently teaches.