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1980 - Hardcover

The Ghost Writer

By Philip Roth

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Vintage

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: Roth won the National Book Award for Fiction twice: in 1960 for Goodbye, Columbus and in 1995 for Sabbath’s Theater. He was also a Fiction Finalist three other times: in 1975 for My Life as a Man, in 1984 for The Anatomy Lesson, and in 1987 for The Counterlife.

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