By Bonnie Jo Campbell
Original and Current Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Bonnie Jo Campbell for American Salvage
- Daniyal Mueenuddin for In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
- Jayne Anne Phillips for Lark and Termite
- Marcel Theroux for Far North
Fiction Winner That Year: Colum McCann for Let the Great World Spin
Fiction Judges That Year: Alan Cheuse, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Charles Johnson, Lydia Millet
The Year in Literature:
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
- Herta Müller won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: American Salvage was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 2009.
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