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1972

Wonderland

By Joyce Carol Oates

Original Publisher: Vanguard Press

Current Publisher: Modern Library

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: Oates won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1970 for them. She was also a Fiction Finalist four other times: in 1968 for A Garden of Earthly Delights; in 1969 for Expensive People; in 1990 for Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart; and in 2000 for Blonde.

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/1970.html 

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