By David Plante
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Current Publisher: Out of Print
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: The Family is the first book in Plante’s Francoeur Trilogy, including The Country (1981) and The Woods (1982).