By Martha McPhee
Original Publisher: Harcourt
Current Publisher: Mariner Books
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Mark Costello for Big If
- Adam Haslett for You Are Not a Stranger Here
- Martha McPhee for Gorgeous Lies
- Brad Watson for The Heaven of Mercury
Fiction Winner That Year: Julia Glass for Three Junes
Fiction Judges That Year: Bob Shacochis, Adrienne Brodeur, David Wong Louie, Jay McInerney, Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Year in Literature:
- Empire Falls by Richard Russo won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Imre Kertész won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- McPhee is the daughter of the writer John McPhee.
- Gorgeous Lies is the sequel to McPhee’s first novel, Bright Angel Time (1997).