Best Books of 1978

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1978:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Stories of John CheeverJohn Cheever
Final PaymentsMary Gordon
The FlounderGunter Grass
The World According to GarpJohn Irving
Lying LowDiane Johnson
StoriesDoris Lessing
WrinklesCharles Simmons
The CoupJohn Updike

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
In PatagoniaBruce Chatwin
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonMichel Foucault
E.M. Forster: A LifeP.N. Furbank
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962Alistair Horne
Facts of LifeMaureen Howard
Leon TrotskyIrving Howe
The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and ReviewsEudora Welty
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of IndependenceGarry Wills

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1978

Here is the Pulitzer Prize winning Fiction book of 1978:

TitleAuthor
Elbow RoomJames Alan McPherson

Here is the Pulitzer Prize winning General Nonfiction book of 1978:

TitleAuthor
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human IntelligenceCarl Sagan