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By Marilynne Robinson

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Picador

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Peter Matthiessen for Shadow Country

Fiction Judges That Year: Gail Godwin, Rebecca Goldstein, Elinor Lipman, Reginald McKnight, Jess Walter

The Year in Literature:

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Robinson was a Finalist twice previously: in 1983 for Housekeeping (Fiction) and in 1989 for Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State and Nuclear Pollution (Nonfiction).

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