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1953

A Shower of Summer Days

By May Sarton

Original Publisher: Rinehart

Current Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Ralph Ellison for Invisible Man

Fiction Judges That Year: Saul Bellow, Martha Foley, Irving Howe, Howard Mumford Jones, Alfred Kazin

The Year in Literature:

  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Winston Churchill won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Sarton was a Finalist three more times: in 1956 for Faithful Are the Wounds (Fiction) and twice in 1958 for The Birth of a Grandfather (Fiction) and In Time Like Air (Poetry).

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