The World According to Garp
By John Irving
Original Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.
Current Publisher: Modern Library
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- John Cheever for The Stories of John Cheever
- John Irving for The World According to Garp
- Diane Johnson for Lying Low
- David Plante for The Family
Fiction Winner That Year: Tim O’Brien for Going After Cacciato
Fiction Judges That Year: Alison Lurie, Mary Lee Settle, Wallace Stegner
The Year in Literature:
- The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Odysseus Elytis won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Irving won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1980 for The World According to Garp (paperback).