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1960

The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

Original Publisher: Viking Press

Current Publisher: Penguin Classics

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Philip Roth for Goodbye, Columbus

Fiction Judges That Year: Kay Boyle, Brendan Gill, Alexander Laing, William Peden, Charles J. Rolo

The Year in Literature:

  • Advise and Consent by Allen Drury won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Saint-John Perse won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information: The Haunting of Hill House was made adapted to film twice: in 1963 and in 1999, both times under the title “The Haunting.” The earlier film is widely considered to be more faithful to the book and received more critical praise.

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