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2005

Holy Skirts

By René Steinke

Original Publisher: William Morrow

Current Publisher: Harper Perennial 

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

  • E.L. Doctorow for The March
  • Mary Gaitskill for Veronica
  • Christopher Sorrentino for Trance
  • René Steinke for Holy Skirts 

Fiction Winner That Year: William T. Vollmann for Europe Central

Fiction Judges That Year: Andre Dubus III, Rikki Ducornet, Cristina García, Tom LeClair, Anna Quindlen

The Year in Literature:

  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Holy Skirts is a novel based on the life of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a German-born artist and poet who lived for several years in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

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