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Jun052012

1961

The Body of a Young Man

By Mildred Walker

Original Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company

Current Publisher: Bison Books

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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.

More Information: The Body of a Young Man was Walker’s eleventh of twelve novels for adults; she also published one book for young readers.

Walker was born in Philadelphia but spent much of her life in Montana, where four of her novels are set.

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