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1973

Geronimo Rex

By Barry Hannah

Original Publisher: Viking

Current Publisher: Grove Press 

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: Geronimo Rex was Hannah’s first novel, and he went on to publish seven more novels and four short story collections in his lifetime. The year after Hannah’s death at age 67, Grove/Atlantic published a collection of his new and selected stories titled Long, Last, Happy.

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