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Jun042012

1956

The Black Prince

By Shirley Ann Grau

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: John O’Hara for Ten North Frederick

Fiction Judges That Year: Carlos Baker, John Brooks, Granville Hicks, Saunders Redding, Mark Schorer

The Year in Literature:

  • Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: This was Grau’s only National Book Award nomination, but she won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1965 for her novel The Keepers of the House.

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