- Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962, by Stephen
E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
- Home for Christmas: A Story of the South, by Howard
Bahr (St. Luke's Press).
- Chroma, short stories by Frederick
Barthelme (Simon & Schuster).
- And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story, short stories by Steve
Barthelme (Johns Hopkins UP).
- Wild to the Heart, nonfiction by Rick
- Life Everlaughter: The Heart and Humor of Jerry Clower, by Jerry
Clower (Rutledge Hill Press).
- The Magic Carpet, by Ellen
Douglas (University Press of Mississippi).
- Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen, by William
Faulkner; edited by Louis Daniel Brodsky and Robert
W. Hamblin (University Press of Mississippi).
- Autumn in Petrishchevo,
by Jay Higginbotham
- A Piece of My Heart, a novel by Richard
Ford (Collins Harvel).
- Rock Springs, stories by Richard
Ford (Atlantic Monthly Press).
- Even Monkeys Fall from Trees, & Other Proverbs, compiled and
translated by David Galef (C.E.
- Falling Through Space: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist, by Ellen
Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
- Hey Jack!, a novel by Barry Hannah
(E.P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence).
- The Lucky Spot, a play by Beth
Henley (Dramatists Play Service).
- The Thanatos Syndrome, a novel by Walker
Percy (Farrar, Straus).
- Contemporary New England Poetry, volume 1, edited by Paul
Ruffin, George P. Garrett, and X.J. Kennedy (Texas Review Press).
- The Storm Cellar, poems by Paul
- The Gold Cadillac, by Mildred
D. Taylor (Dial).
- The Friendship, by Mildred
D. Taylor (Dial).
- Let the Band Play Dixie, by Lawrence
- Jacob's Ladder, a novel by John
Alfred Williams (Thunder's Mouth).
Beth Henley's play The Lucky Spot produced on Broadway in New York at City Centre Theatre.
Lewis Nordan receives the Porter Fund Prize.
Television broadcast premiere of The Glass Menagerie, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.
Steve Barthelme receives a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project award.
Richard Ford receives a PEN/Faulkner citation for fiction for The Sportswriter and a literature award from the Mississippi Academy of Arts and Letters.
Eudora Welty receives a National Medal of Arts.
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