The Death of the Detective
By Mark Smith
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Donald Barthelme for Guilty Pleasures
- Gail Godwin for The Odd Woman
- Joseph Heller for Something Happened
- Toni Morrison for Sula
- Vladimir Nabokov for Look at the Harlequins!
- Grace Paley for Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
- Philip Roth for My Life as a Man
- Mark Smith for The Death of a Detective
Fiction Winner That Year: Thomas Williams for The Hair of Harold Roux
Fiction Judges That Year: Stanley Elkin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Richard Locke
The Year in Literature:
- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Eugenio Montale won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: After spending nearly twenty-five years out of print, The Death of the Detective was reissued by Northwestern University Press in 2007.