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1959

From the Terrace

By John O’Hara

Original Publisher: Random House

Current Publisher: Out of Print

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:

  • O’Hara won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1956 for Ten North Frederick.
  • Ten North Frederick was made into a 1958 film directed by Philip Dunne and starring Gary Cooper. 

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/2009/7/9/1956.html

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