By Diane Johnson
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Plume
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: Johnson was a Finalist two other times: in 1973 for Lesser Lives (Biography) and in 1997 for Le Divorce (Fiction).