The Executioner’s Song
By Norman Mailer
Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:
- James Baldwin for Just Above My Head
- Norman Mailer for The Executioner's Song
- Philip Roth for The Ghost Writer
- Scott Spencer for Endless Love
Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: William Styron for Sophie’s Choice
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Mailer won the National Book Award in the Arts and Letters category in 1969 for The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History. That same year, he was also a Finalist in the History and Biography category for Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968. In 1968 he was a Fiction Finalist for Why Are We in Vietnam?, and in 1972 he was a Finalist for two books: The Prisoner of Sex (Contemporary Affairs) and Of a Fire on the Moon (The Sciences). Mailer was a Fiction Finalist for The Executioner’s Song in both 1980 and 1981 (hardcover and paperback).