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1965

The Defense

By Vladimir Nabokov

Original Publisher: Putnam

Current Publisher: Vintage

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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.

More Information: Nabokov never won the National Book Award, but he was a Fiction Finalist six other times: in 1958 for Pnin, in 1959 for Lolita, in 1963 for Pale Fire, in 1973 for Transparent Things, in 1975 for Look at the Harlequins!, and in 1976 for Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories.

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