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1955

The Huge Season

By Wright Morris

Original Publisher: Viking

Current Publisher: University of Nebraska 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: Morris won the National Book Award in 1957 for The Field of Vision and again in 1981 for Plains Song. He was also a Fiction Finalist two more times: in 1958 for Love Among the Cannibals and in 1961 for Ceremony in Lone Tree.

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/2009/7/13/1957.html

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