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1974

Nintey-Two in the Shade

By Thomas McGuane

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Vintage

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: In addition to ten novels and three collections of essays, McGuane is also the author of several screenplays, including the 1976 western film “The Missouri Breaks” directed by Arthur Penn and starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.

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