Home from the Hill
By William Humphrey
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- J.P. Donleavy for The Ginger Man
- William Humphrey for Home from the Hill
- Vladimir Nabokov for Lolita
- John O'Hara for From the Terrace
- J.R. Salamanca for The Lost Country
- Anya Seton for The Winthrop Woman
- Robert Traver for Anatomy of a Murder
Fiction Winner That Year: Bernard Malamud for The Magic Barrel
Fiction Judges That Year: John MacKenzie Cory, Ralph Ellison, Harry Hansen, Alfred Kazin, Alice Morris
The Year in Literature:
- The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Salvatore Quasimodo won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- Home from the Hill was Humphrey’s first novel.
- The novel was made into a 1960 film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Robert Mitchum and Eleanor Parker.