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1958

A Death in the Family

By James Agee

Original Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky

Current Publisher: Penguin Classics

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:

  • This was a posthumous nomination; Agee died in May of 1955.
  • Agee was a Fiction Finalist once previously, in 1952 for The Morning Watch

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Reader Comments (1)

Death in the Family is a powerful and gripping tale of love and loss. Poignant and heartbreaking.
July 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterivona poyntz
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