1978
Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:22PM
National Book Foundation

The Public Burning

By Robert Coover

Original Publisher: Viking

Current Publisher: Grove Press

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:

More Information: The Public Burning is a fictionalized account of the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American communists who were convicted and executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war.

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