The Ghost Writer
By Philip Roth
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Current Publisher: Vintage
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: 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.