Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories

By Joan Silber

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

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Lily Tuck for The News From Paraguay

Fiction Judges That Year: Linda Hogan, Randall Kenan, Rick Moody, Stewart O’Nan, Susan Straight

The Year in Literature:

  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information:

  • Ideas of Heaven was also a finalist for the Story Prize in 2004.
  • Silber’s first book, Household Words, won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1981.

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