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1973

Enemies, A Love Story

By Isaac Bashevis Singer

Original and Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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: Singer won the National Book Award twice: in 1970 for A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw (Children’s Books) and in 1974 for A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories (Fiction). He was also a Finalist three more times: in 1962 for The Spinoza of Market Street and Other Stories (Fiction), in 1965 for Short Friday (Fiction), and in 1967 for In My Father’s Court (Arts and Letters).

Links: www.nbafictionblog.org/nba-winning-books-blog/1974-1.html

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