Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories
By John Updike
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Ballantine Books
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Vladimir Nabokov for Pale Fire
- Katherine Anne Porter for Ship of Fools
- Dawn Powell for The Golden Spur
- Clancy Sigal for Going Away
- John Updike for Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories
Fiction Winner That Year: J.F. Powers for Morte D’Urban
Fiction Judges That Year: Elizabeth Hardwick, Harry Levin, Gore Vidal
The Year in Literature:
- The Reivers by William Faulkner won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Giorgos Seferis won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Updike won the National Book Award twice: in 1964 for The Centaur and in 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich. He was a Fiction Finalist five other times: in 1960 for The Poorhouse Fair; in 1961 for Rabbit, Run; in 1971 for Bech: A Book; in 1972 for Rabbit Redux; and in 1980 for Too Far to Go. Updike also received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1998.