A Garden of Earthly Delights
By Joyce Carol Oates
Original Publisher: Vanguard Press
Current Publisher: Modern Library
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Norman Mailer for Why Are We in Vietnam?
- Joyce Carol Oates for A Garden of Earthly Delights
- Chaim Potok for The Chosen
- William Styron for The Confessions of Nat Turner
Fiction Winner That Year: Thorton Wilder for The Eighth Day
Fiction Judges That Year: Josephine Herbst, Granville Hicks, John Updike
The Year in Literature:
- The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Yasunari Kawabata won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Oates won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1970 for them. She was also a Fiction Finalist four other times: in 1969 for Expensive People; in 1972 for Wonderland; in 1990 for Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart; and in 2000 for Blonde.