A New Life
By Bernard Malamud
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Hortense Calisher for False Entry
- George P. Elliott for Among the Dangs
- Joseph Heller for Catch-22
- Bernard Malamud for A New Life
- William Maxwell for The Chateau
- J.D. Salinger for Franny and Zooey
- Isaac Bashevis Singer for The Spinoza of Market Street
- Edward Lewis Wallant for The Pawnbroker
- Joan Williams for The Morning and the Evening
- Richard Yates for Revolutionary Road
Fiction Winner That Year: Walker Percy for The Moviegoer
Fiction Judges That Year: Lewis Gannett, Herbert Gold, Jean Stafford
The Year in Literature:
- The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Malamud won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1959 for The Magic Barrel and in 1967 for The Fixer. He was also a Fiction Finalist two other times: in 1958 for The Assistant and in 1964 for Idiots First.