Best Books of 1982

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1982:

Fiction Selections:

The Burning HouseAnn Beattie
Waiting for the BarbariansJ.M. Coetzee
Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantAnne Tyler
Bech is BackJohn Updike
Aunt Julia and the ScriptwriterMario Vargas Llosa

Nonfiction Selections:

Tumultuous Years: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1949-1953Robert J. Donovan
Schindler’s ListThomas Keneally
Years of UpheavalHenry A. Kissinger
The Fate of the EarthJonathan Schel
Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a ChildhoodKate Simon
Ake: The Years of ChildhoodWole Soyinka
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a StorytellerJudith Thurman

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1982

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1982:

Winner: Rabbit Is RichJohn Updike
Finalist: A Flag for SunriseRobert Stone
Finalist: HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1982:

Winner: The Soul of a New MachineTracy Kidder
Finalist: Basin and RangeJohn McPhee
Finalist: Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet DoctorDiana Trilling