Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

By Raymond Carver

Original Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company

Current Publisher: Vintage

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

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:

  • 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. 

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