Beyond the Bedroom Wall

By Larry Woiwode

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Graywolf Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: William Gaddis for JR

Fiction Judges That Year: Maurice Dolbier, William Gass, Mary McCarthy

The Year in Literature: 

  • Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Saul Bellow won the Nobel Prize for literature. 

More Information:

  • When National Book Award Fiction Finalist John Gardner died in a motorcycle accident in 1982, Woiwode took over his position as director of the Creative Writing Program at the State University of New York, Binghamton.
  • Woiwode now lives in North Dakota, where he has been the Poet Laureate since 1995.

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