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1957

Giovanni’s Room

By James Baldwin

Original Publisher: Dial Press

Current Publisher: Delta

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

Fiction Winner That Year: Wright Morris for The Field of Vision

Fiction Judges That Year: Robert Gorham Davis, Leslie Fiedler, Oliver LaFarge, W.G. Rogers, Peter Taylor

The Year in Literature:

  • The Pulitzer Prize was not given for fiction.
  • Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Baldwin was a Finalist three more times: in 1962 for Nobody Knows My Name (Nonfiction), in 1964 for The Fire Next Time (Nonfiction), and in 1980 for Just Above My Head (Fiction, Hardcover).

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