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1978

Elbow Room

By James Alan McPherson

Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.

Current Publisher: Fawcett

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

Fiction Winner That Year: Mary Lee Settle for Blood Tie

Fiction Judges That Year: Vance Bourjaily, Maureen Howard, Robert Kirsch

The Year in Literature:

  • Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: McPherson was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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