Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes hat are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. 

2014The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2013 ~ The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

2012 ~ No award

2011 ~ A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2010 ~ Tinkers by Paul Harding

2009 ~ Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2008 ~ The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

2007 ~ The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2006 ~ March by Geraldine Brooks

2005 ~ Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2004 ~ The Known World by Edward P. Jones

2003 ~ Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

2002 ~ Empire Falls by Richard Russo

2001 ~ The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

2000 ~ Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

1999The Hours by Michael Cunningham

1998 ~ American Pastoral by Philip Roth

1997 ~ Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser

1996 ~ Independence Day by Richard Ford

1995 ~ The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

1994 ~ The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

1993 ~ A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler

1992 ~ A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

1991 ~ Rabbit At Rest by John Updike

1990 ~ The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

1989 ~ Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

1988 ~ Beloved by Toni Morrison

1987 ~ A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

1986 ~ Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

1985 ~ Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

1984 ~ Ironweed by William Kennedy

1983 ~ The Color Purple by Alice Walker

1982 ~ Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

1981 ~ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

1980 ~ The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

1979 ~ The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

1978 ~ Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson

1977 ~ (No Award)

1976 ~ Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow

1975 ~ The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

1974 ~ (No Award)

1973 ~ The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

1972 ~ Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

1971 ~ (No Award)

1970 ~ Collected Stories by Jean Stafford

1969 ~ House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

1968 ~ The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

1967 ~ The Fixer by Bernard Malamud

1966 ~ Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter

1965 ~ The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau

1964 ~ (No Award)

1963 ~ The Reivers by William Faulkner

1962 ~ The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

1961 ~ To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1960 ~ Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

1959 ~ The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor

1958 ~ A Death In The Family by James Agee

1957 ~ (No Award)

1956 ~ Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

1955 ~ A Fable by William Faulkner

1954 ~ (No Award)

1953 ~ The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

1952 ~ The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

1951 ~ The Town by Conrad Richter

1950 ~ The Way West by A. B. Guthrie

1949 ~ Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens

1948 ~ Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

1947 ~ All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

1946 ~ (No Award)

1945 ~ A Bell for Adano by John Hersey

1944 ~ Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin

1943 ~ Dragon’s Teeth by Upton Sinclair

1942 ~ In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow

1941 ~ (No Award)

1940 ~ The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

1939 ~ The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

1938 ~ The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand

1937 ~ Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

1936 ~ Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis

1935 ~ Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson

1934 ~ Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller

1933 ~ The Store by T. S. Stribling

1932 ~ The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

1931 ~ Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes

1930 ~ Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge

1929 ~ Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin

1928 ~ The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

1927 ~ Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield

1926 ~ Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

1925 ~ So Big by Edna Ferber

1924 ~ The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson

1923 ~ One of Ours by Willa Cather

1922 ~ Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

1921 ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

1920 ~ (No Award)

1919 ~ The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

1918 ~ His Family by Ernest Poole

1917 ~ (No Award)

The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917.

 

 

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