By Ursula K. Le Guin
Original Publisher: Harper & Row
Current Publisher: Harper Perrenial
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Raymond Carver for Will You Be Quiet, Please?
- MacDonald Harris for The Balloonist
- Ursula K. Le Guin for Orsinian Tales
- Cynthia Propper Seton for A Fine Romance
Fiction Winner That Year: Wallace Stegner for The Spectator Bird
Fiction Judges That Year: Erskine Caldwell, George P. Elliott, Orville Prescott
The Year in Literature:
- The Pulitzer Prize was not given for fiction.
- Vicente Aleixandre won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Le Guin won the National Book Award for Children’s Books in 1973 for The Farthest Shore and was a Finalist two other times: in 1972 for The Tombs of Atuan (Children’s Books) and in 1985 for Always Coming Home (Fiction).