The Rector of Justin
By Louis Auchincloss
Original Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Current Publisher: Mariner Books
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.
More Information: Auchincloss was a Fiction Finalist three other times: in 1960 for Pursuit of the Prodigal, in 1961 for The House of Five Talents, and in 1967 for The Embezzler.