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1979

Lying Low

By Diane Johnson

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Plume

Fiction Finalists That Year: 

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: Johnson was a Finalist two other times: in 1973 for Lesser Lives (Biography) and in 1997 for Le Divorce (Fiction).

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