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1959

Home from the Hill

By William Humphrey

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

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. 

More Information:

  • 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.

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