By Mary McCarthy
Original Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World
Current Publisher: Mariner Books
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Bernard Malamud for Idiots First
- Mary McCarthy for The Group
- Thomas Pynchon for V.
- Harvey Swados for The Will
Fiction Winner That Year: John Updike for The Centaur
Fiction Judges That Year: John Cheever, Robie Macauley, Philip Rahv
The Year in Literature:
- The Pulitzer Prize was not given for fiction.
- Jean-Paul Sartre won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: McCarthy was a Finalist once previously, in 1958 for Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Nonfiction).