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1972

The Book of Daniel

By E.L. Doctrow

Original and Current Publisher: Random House

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Flannery O’Connor for The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor

Fiction Judges That Year: Joan Didion, Martha Duffy, Joseph Heller, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, L. Woiwode

The Year in Literature:

  • Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Heinrich Böll won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: E.L. Doctrow won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World’s Fair. He was also a Fiction Finalist three more times: in 1982 for Loon Lake, in 1989 for Billy Bathgate, and in 2005 for The March.

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/1986.html

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