American Salvage

By Bonnie Jo Campbell

Original and Current Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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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