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1955

Pictures from an Institution

By Randall Jarrell

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: William Faulkner for A Fable

Fiction Judges That Year: Malcolm Cowley, Paul Engle, Elizabeth Janeway, Wallace Stegner, Robert Penn Warren

The Year in Literature: 

  • A Fable also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Halldór Laxness won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Jarrell won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1961 for The Woman at the Washington Zoo, and was a Poetry Finalist three other times: in 1952 for The Seven-League Crutches, in 1956 for Selected Poems, and in 1966 for The Lost World. This was his only Fiction nomination.

Links: nbapoetryblog.squarespace.com/journal/2011/3/1/1961.html

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