Enemies, A Love Story
By Isaac Bashevis Singer
Original and Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Brock Brower for The Late Great Creature
- Alan Friedman for Hermaphrodeity
- Barry Hannah for Geronimo Rex
- George V. Higgins for The Friends of Eddie Coyle
- R.M. Koster for The Prince
- Vladimir Nabokov for Transparent Things
- Ishmael Reed for Mumbo Jumbo
- Thomas Rogers for The Confessions of a Child of the Century
- Isaac Bashevis Singer for Enemies, A Love Story
- Eudora Welty for The Optimist's Daughter
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).