The Spinoza of Market Street and Other Stories
By Isaac Bashevis Singer
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: Singer won the National Book Award twice: in 1970 for A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw (Children’s Books) and in 1974 for A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories (Fiction). He was also a Finalist three more times: in 1965 for Short Friday (Fiction), in 1967 for In My Father’s Court (Arts and Letters), and in 1973 for Enemies, A Love Story (Fiction).