PULITZER PRIZE IN LITERATURE

PULITZER PRIZE IN LITERATURE

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

1918 – His Family (Poole)
1919 – The Magnificent Ambersons (Tarkington)
1920 – None
1921 – The Age of Innocence (Wharton)
1922 – Alice Adams (Tarkington)
1923 – One of Ours (Cather)
1924 – The Able McLauglins (Wilson)
1925 – So Big (Ferber)
1926 – Arrowsmith (Lewis)
1927 – Early Autumn (Bromfield)
1928 – The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Wilder)
1929 – Scarlet Sister Mary (Peterkin)
1930 – Laughing Boy (Lafarge)
1931 – Years of Grace (Barnes)
1932 – The Good Earth (Buck)
1933 – The Store (Stribling)
1934 – Lamb in His Bosom (Miller)
1935 – Now in November (Johnson)
1936 – Honey in the Horn (Davis)
1937 – Gone with the Wind (Mitchell)
1938 – The Late George Apley (Marquand)
1939 – The Yearling (Rawlings)
1940 – The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
1941 – None
1942 – In This Our Life (Glasgow)
1943 – Dragon’s Teeth I (Sinclair)
1944 – Journey in the Dark (Flavin)
1945 – Bell for Adano (Hersey)
1946 – None
1947 – All the King’s Men (Warren)
1948 – Tales of the South Pacific (Michener)
1949 – Guard of Honor (Cozzens)
1950 – The Way West (Guthrie)
1951 – The Town (Richter)
1952 – The Caine Mutiny (Wouk)
1953 – The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
1954 – None
1955 – A Fable (Faulkner)
1956 – Andersonville (Kantor)
1957 – None
1958 – A Death in the Family (Agee)
1959 – The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (Taylor)
1960 – Advise and Consent (Drury)
1961 – To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)
1962 – The Edge of Sadness (Edwin O’Connor)
1963 – The Reivers (Faulkner)
1964 – None given
1965 – The Keepers Of the House (Grau)
1966 – Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (Porter)
1967 – The Fixer (Malamud)
1968 – The Confessions of Nat Turner (Styron)
1969 – House Made of Dawn (Momaday)
1970 – Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Stafford)
1971 – None given
1972 – Angle of Repose (Stegner)
1973 – The Optimist’s Daughter (Welty)
1974 – None given
1975 – The Killer Angels (Shaara)
1976 – Humboldt’s Gift (Bellow)
1977 – None given
1978 – Elbow Room (McPherson)
1979 – The Stories of John Cheever (Cheever)
1980 – The Executioner’s Song (Mailer)
1981 – A Confederacy of Dunces (Toole)
1982 – Rabbit is Rich (Updike)
1983 – The Color Purple (Walker)
1984 – Ironweed (Kennedy)
1985 – Foreign Affairs (Lurie)
1986 – Lonesome Dove (McMurtry)
1987 – A Summons to Memphis (Taylor)
1988 – Beloved (Morrison)
1989 – Breathing Lessons (Tyler)
1990 – The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Hijuelos)
1991 – Rabbit at Rest (Updike)
1992 – A Thousand Acres (Smiley)
1993 – A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Butler)
1994 – The Shipping News (Proulx)
1995 – The Stone Diaries (Shields)
1996 – Independence Day (Ford)
1997 – Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Millhauser)
1998 – American Pastoral (Roth)
1999 – The Hours (Cunningham)
2000 – Interpreter of Maladies (Lahiri)
2001 – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Chabon)
2002 – Empire Falls (Russo)
2003 – Middlesex (Eugenides)
2004 – The Known World (Jones)
2005 – Gilead (Robinson)
2006 – March (Brooks)
2007 – The Road (McCarthy)
2008 – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
2009 – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2010 – Tinkers by Paul Harding
2011 – A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
2012 – No award given
2013 – The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

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