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Front cover of first edition
|Cover artist||Fred Marcellino|
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Birdy is the debut novel of William Wharton, who was more than 50 years old when it was published. It won the U.S. National Book Award in category First Novel. Birdy was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1980, ultimately losing to The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer.
Naomi Wallace, a poet and playwright, adapted Birdy for the stage in 1997.
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