The Confessions of Nat Turner
By William Styron
Original Publisher: Random House
Current Publisher: Vintage; Open Road Integrated Media (ebook)
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: Styron won the National Book Award in 1980 for Sophie’s Choice and was a Fiction Finalist once previously, in 1952 for Lie Down in Darkness.