Best Books of 1983

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1983:

Fiction Selections:

CathedralRaymond Carver
During the Reign of the Queen of PersiaJoan Chase
The Name of the RoseUmberto Eco
IronweedWilliam Kennedy
Chronicle of a Death ForetoldGabriel García Márquez
The Moons of JupiterAlice Munro
The Anatomy LessonPhilip Roth

Nonfiction Selections:

AttleeKenneth Harris
The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White HouseSeymour M. Hersh
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the EightiesPaul Johnson
The Rosenberg File: A Search for the TruthRonald Radosh and Joyce Milton
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast IndustryPaul Starr
Hugging the ShoreJohn Updike

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1983

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1983:

Winner: The Color PurpleAlice Walker
Finalist: Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantAnne Tyler
Finalist: Rabbis and WivesChaim Grade

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1983:

Winner: Is There No Place on Earth for Me?Susan Sheehan
Finalist: Terrorists and NovelistsDiane Johnson
Finalist: The Fate of the EarthJonathan Schell