1953
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 2:17PM
National Book Foundation

East of Eden

By John Steinbeck

Original Publisher: Viking Press

Current Publisher: Penguin

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:

More Information: Steinbeck was a Fiction Finalist a second time in 1955 for Sweet Thursday.

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