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1958

Love Among the Cannibals

By Wright Morris

Original Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company

Current Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

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: 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 1955 for The Bad Seed 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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