By Thomas Pynchon
Original Publisher: Lippincott
Current Publisher: Harper Perennial
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: Pynchon won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1974 for Gravity’s Rainbow.