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1958

The Assistant

By Bernard Malamud

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy

Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: John Cheever for The Wapshot Chronicle

Fiction Judges That Year: Van Wyck Brooks, Albert J. Guerard, Mrs. William W. Johnson, William Maxwell, Francis Steegmuller

The Year in Literature:

  • A Death in the Family by the late James Agee also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Malamud won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1959 for The Magic Barrel and in 1967 for The Fixer. He was also a Fiction Finalist two other times: in 1962 for A New Life and in 1964 for Idiots First.

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