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1969

The Pursuit of Happiness

By Thomas Rogers

Original Publisher: The New American Library

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Jerzy Kosinki for Steps

Fiction Judges That Year: Irving Howe, Jerre Mangione, Wright Morris

The Year in Literature:

  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: 

  • Rogers was a Fiction Finalist once more, in 1973 for The Confessions of a Child of the Century.
  • The Pursuit of Happiness was made into a 1971 film of the same title directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Michael Sarrazin and Barbara Hershey.

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