By Alan Friedman

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Authors Choice Press, an imprint of iUniverse, Inc.

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: John Barth for Chimera and John Williams for Augustus

Fiction Judges That Year: Evan Connell, Leslie A. Fielder, William Gass, Walker Percy, Jonathan Yardley

The Year in Literature:

  • The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information:


  • Hermaphrodeity is the autobiography of fictional poet M. W. (Millie or Willie) Niemann.
  • Friedman is also the author of The Turn of the Novel, a study of the development and transformation of the novel during the first half of the twentieth century.



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