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1974

Burr

By Gore Vidal

Original Publisher: Bantam

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: Vidal won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1993 for United States: Essays 1952-1992 and was a Finalist once previously, in 1970 in the Arts and Letters category for Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship. Vidal also received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2009.

Links: www.nationalbook.org/amerletters_2009_vidal.html

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