By John Hawkes
Original and Current Publisher: New Directions
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Louis Auchincloss for The Rector of Justin
- John Hawkes for Second Skin
- Richard Kim for The Martyred
- Wallace Markfield for To an Early Grave
- Vladimir Nabokov for The Defense
- Isaac Bashevis Singer for Short Friday
Fiction Winner That Year: Saul Bellow for Herzog
Fiction Judges That Year: Richard Gilman, R.W.B. Lewis, Bernard Malamud
The Year in Literature:
- The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Mikhail Sholokhov won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- Hawkes was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University. He taught at Brown University for thirty years.
- He is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Lime Twig (said to be a favorite of Thomas Pynchon) and The Beetle Leg.