By Saul Bellow
Original Publisher: Viking Press
Current Publisher: Penguin Classics
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.
More Information: Bellow won the National Book Award for Fiction three times: in 1954 for The Adventures of Augie March, in 1965 for Herzog, and in 1971 for Mr. Sammler’s Planet. He was also a Fiction Finalist twice more: in 1957 for Seize the Day and in 1960 for Henderson the Rain King. In 1990, Bellow received the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.