Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10:13PM
National Book Foundation

Black Conceit

By John Leonard

Original Publisher: Doubleday

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:

More Information: William F. Buckley gave Leonard his first job in journalism at National Review magazine in 1959.

Leonard worked for many years as a literary, television, film, and cultural critic for nearly all of the major newspapers and magazines. He also published numerous novels, essay collections, and nonfiction works.

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