Generation Without Farewell
By Kay Boyle
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Louis Auchincloss for The House of Five Talents
- Kay Boyle for Generation Without Farewell
- John Hersey for The Child Buyer
- John Knowles for A Separate Peace
- Harper Lee for To Kill a Mockingbird
- Wright Morris for Ceremony in Lone Tree
- Flannery O'Connor for The Violent Bear It Away
- Elizabeth Spencer for The Light in the Piazza
- Francis Steegmuller for The Christening Party
- John Updike for Rabbit, Run
- Mildred Walker for The Body of a Young Man
Fiction Winner That Year: Conrad Richter for The Waters of Kronos
Fiction Judges That Year: B.J. Chute, Robert M. Coates, Arthur Mizener
The Year in Literature:
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Ivo Andric won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- Boyle published more than forty books, including novels, poetry collections, short story collections, children’s books, and French-to-English translations.
- As a result of early 1950s McCarthyism, Boyle lost her position as foreign correspondent for The New Yorker, and was blacklisted by most major magazines. After that, Boyle became increasingly active politically, speaking out against the Vietnam War and working with groups such as Amnesty International and the NAACP.