The Morning and the Evening
By Joan Williams
Original Publisher: Atheneum
Current Publisher: Out of Print
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: National Book Award Winner William Styron wrote, "The Morning and the Evening is indisputably the work of a greatly gifted writer. It is a haunting and beautiful tale, richly interfused with humor and sharp, unsettling insights into the human predicament. Not the least of Miss Williams' talents is her perfectly focused rendering of the Southern landscape, which comes through with the clear simplicity of Flaubert's Normandy, and with the same sensuous feel of reality. A fine work."