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2002

The Heaven of Mercury

By Brad Watson

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

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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.

More Information: The Heaven of Mercury was Watson’s first novel. His first book was a story collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction in 1997.

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