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1972

Rabbit Redux

By John Updike

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

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: Updike won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1964 for The Centaur and in 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich. He was a Fiction Finalist five other times: in 1960 for The Poorhouse Fair; in 1961 for Rabbit, Run; in 1963 for Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories; in 1971 for Bech: A Book; and in 1980 for Too Far to Go. Updike also received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1998.

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