Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
By Raymond Carver
Original Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Current Publisher: Vintage
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Raymond Carver for Will You Please 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.
- Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? was Carver’s first short story collection. In all, he published five story collections and seven poetry collections in his lifetime.
- Carver struggled with alcoholism for many years but ultimately died of lung cancer in 1988 at age 50.