Pulitzer Prize – Fiction


The Pulitzer Prizes are annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music. The prizes have been awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University since 1917.

2017 – The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
2016 – The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
2015 – All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
2014 – The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
2013 – The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson
2012 – (No Award)
2011 – A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
2010Tinkers, Paul Harding
2009 – Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
2008 – The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
2007 – The Road, Cormac McCarthy
2006 – March, Geraldine Brooks
2005 – Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
2004 – The Known World, Edward P. Jones
2003 – Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
2002 – Empire Falls, Richard Russo
2001 – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
2000 – Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
1999 – The Hours, Michael Cunningham
1998 – American Pastoral, Philip Roth
1997Martin Dressler, Steven Millhauser
1996Independence Day, Richard Ford
1995 – The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
1994 – The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
1993A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler
1992 – A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley

1991Rabbit At Rest, John Updike
1990The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos
1989 – Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler
1988 – Beloved, Toni Morrison
1987 – A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor
1986 – Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
1985Foreign Affairs, Alison Lurie
1984 – Ironweed, William Kennedy
1983 – The Color Purple, Alice Walker
1982Rabbit Is Rich, John Updike
1981 – A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
1980 – The Executioner’s Song, Norman Mailer
1979The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever
1978Elbow Room, James Alan McPherson
1977 – (No Award)
1976Humboldt’s Gift, Saul Bellow
1975 – The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
1974 – (No Award)
1973The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudora Welty
1972Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
1971 – (No Award)
1970Collected Stories, Jean Stafford
1969House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday
1968The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron
1967 – The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
1966Collected Stories, Katherine Anne Porter
1965The Keepers Of The House, Shirley Ann Grau
1964 – (No Award)
1963The Reivers, William Faulkner
1962The Edge of Sadness, Edwin O’Connor
1961 – To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
1960Advise and Consent, Allen Drury
1959The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, Robert Lewis Taylor
1958 – A Death In The Family, James Agee
1957 – (No Award)
1956Andersonville, MacKinlay Kantor
1955A Fable, William Faulkner
1954 – (No Award)
1953 – The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
1952The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
1951The Town, Conrad Richter
1950The Way West, A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
1949Guard of Honor, James Gould Cozzens
1948Tales of the South Pacific, James A. Michener
1947 – All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
1946 – (No Award)
1945A Bell for Adano, John Hersey
1944Journey in the Dark, Martin Flavin
1943Dragon’s Teeth, Upton Sinclair
1942In This Our Life, Ellen Glasgow
1941 – (No Award)
1940 – The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
1939The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1938The Late George Apley, John Phillips Marquand
1937Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
1936Honey in the Horn, Harold L. Davis
1935Now in November, Josephine Winslow Johnson
1934Lamb in His Bosom, Caroline Miller
1933The Store, T. S. Stribling
1932 – The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
1931Years of Grace, Margaret Ayer Barnes
1930Laughing Boy, Oliver Lafarge
1929Scarlet Sister Mary, Julia Peterkin
1928The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
1927Early Autumn, Louis Bromfield
1926Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis
1925So Big, Edna Ferber
1924The Able McLaughlins, Margaret Wilson
1923One of Ours, Willa Cather
1922Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington
1921 – The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
1920 – (No Award)
1919The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington
1918His Family, Ernest Poole
1917 – (No Award)