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1979

The Stories of John Cheever

By John Cheever

Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Current Publisher: Vintage

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: Cheever won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1958 for The Wapshot Chronicle and in 1981 for The Stories of John Cheever. He was also a Fiction Finalist in 1974 for The World of Apples.

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