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1974

The World of Apples

By John Cheever

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Thomas Pynchon for Gravity’s Rainbow and Isaac Bashevis Singer for A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories

Fiction Judges That Year: Donald Barthelme, James Boatwright, Truman Capote, Timothy G. Foote, Cynthia Ozick

The Year in Literature:

  • The Pulitzer Prize was not given for fiction.
  • Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Cheever won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1958 for The Wapshot Chronicle and in 1981 for The Stories of John Cheever (paperback). He was also a Fiction Finalist for the hardcover edition of Stories in 1979.

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