1980 - Hardcover

Just Above My Head

By James Baldwin

Original Publisher: Dial Press

Current Publisher: Delta

Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

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: Baldwin was a Finalist three times previously: in 1957 for Giovanni’s Room (Fiction), in 1962 for Nobody Knows My Name (Nonfiction), and in 1964 for The Fire Next Time (Nonfiction).

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