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1953

The Catherine Wheel

By Jean Stafford

Original Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Co.

Current Publisher: Out of Print

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: 

  • Stafford was married to the poet Robert Lowell, Winner of the NBA for Poetry in 1960.
  • Stafford was a Fiction Finalist again in 1970 for her Collected Stories, which also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction that year.

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