By Salvatore Scibona
Original Publisher: Graywolf Press
Current Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Aleksandar Hemon for The Lazarus Project
- Rachel Kushner for Telex from Cuba
- Marilynne Robinson for Home
- Salvatore Scibona for The End
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: Scibona selected Lydia Peelle as a 5 Under 35 honoree in 2009 for Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing.
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