The Ginger Man
By J.P. Donleavy
Original Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky
Current Publisher: Grove 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.
- The Ginger Man was Donleavy’s first of many novels. He also wrote plays, novellas, and nonfiction works.
- Donleavy holds dual American/Irish citizenship.