Beyond the Bedroom Wall
By Larry Woiwode
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Current Publisher: Graywolf Press
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Saul Bellow for Humboldt’s Gift
- Hortense Calisher for The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher
- Johanna Kaplan for Other People's Lives
- Vladimir Nabokov for Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories
- Larry Woiwode for Beyond the Bedroom Wall
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.
- 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.