The Lost Country
By J.R. Salamanca
Original Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Current Publisher: Tantor eBooks
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.
- The Los Country was Salamanca’s first novel.
- The novel was made into the 1961 film “Wild in the Country” directed by Philip Dunne and starring Elvis Presley and Hope Lange.