The Ginger Man

By J.P. Donleavy

Original Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky

Current Publisher: Grove 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:

  • The Ginger Man was Donleavy’s first of many novels. He also wrote plays, novellas, and nonfiction works.
  • Donleavy holds dual American/Irish citizenship.

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