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1959

The Lost Country

By J.R. Salamanca

Original Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Current Publisher: Tantor eBooks

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:

  • 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.

Links: www.jrsalamanca.com

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