The Violent Bear It Away

By Flannery O’Connor

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy

Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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: O’Connor won the National Book Award in 1972 for her Complete Stories and was a Fiction Finalist two other times: in 1956 for A Good Man Is Hard to Find and in 1966 for Everything that Rises Must Converge.


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