By E.L. Doctorow
Original Publisher: Random House
Current Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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: E.L. Doctrow won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World’s Fair. He was also a Fiction Finalist three other times: in 1972 for The Book of Daniel, in 1982 for Loon Lake, and in 1989 for Billy Bathgate.