The Chateau

By William Maxwell

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Vintage Books

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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: Maxwell was a Fiction Finalist in 1981 for So Long, See You Tomorrow in hardcover and won the National Book Award for Fiction the following year for the paperback.


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