The Known World
By Edward P. Jones
Original and Current Publisher: Amistad
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- T.C. Boyle for Drop City
- Edward P. Jones for The Known World
- Scott Spencer for A Ship Made of Paper
- Marianne Wiggins for Evidence of Things Unseen
Fiction Winner That Year: Shirley Hazzard for The Great Fire
Fiction Judges That Year: Antonya Nelson, Alice Elliot Dark, Peter Cameron, Jay Parini, Jean Thompson
The Year in Literature:
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- J. M. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Jones was a Fiction Finalist once previously, in 1992 for Lost in the City.