A Fable and A Controversy
In which we look at the winner of the 1955 National Book Award and the Pulitzer, and the novel that everyone else thought was more deserving.
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In 1955, William Faulkner became the first two-time winner for the National Book Award for Fiction. The book he won for that year, A Fable, was the first novel to come out after his Nobel Prize win, and is considered a major departure from his previous work. Where he was known for these Southern Gothic novels all taking plac…