Book Awards » Pulitzer Prize - Literary Fiction

Pulitzer PrizeCategories: Literary Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, History, Drama, Poetry
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper journalism, literature and musical composition. The Pulitzer was established by and named after the Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The awards are administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. We've sorted our books by the six subcategories in the "letters and drama" category.

2015

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 198


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2014

The Goldfinch: A Novel
The Goldfinch: A Novel
Author: Donna Tartt
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 145


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2013

The Orphan Master's Son
The Orphan Master's Son
Author: Adam Johnson
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 40


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2012

No Award Given

2011

A Visit from the Goon Squad
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Author: Jennifer Egan
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 78


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2010

Tinkers
Tinkers
Author: Paul Harding
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 132


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2009

Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Author: Elizabeth Strout
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 866


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2008

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Diaz
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 246


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2007

The Road
The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 1987


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2006

March
March
Author: Geraldine Brooks
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 512


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2005

Gilead
Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 218


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2004

The Known World
The Known World
Author: Edward P. Jones
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 136


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2003

Middlesex
Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 287


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2002

Empire Falls
Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 147


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2001

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Author: Michael Chabon
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 164


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2000

Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 710


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1999

The Hours
The Hours
Author: Michael Cunningham
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 397


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1998

American Pastoral
American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 145


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1997

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author: Steven Millhauser
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 99


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1996

Independence Day
Independence Day
Author: Richard Ford
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 27


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1995

The Stone Diaries
The Stone Diaries
Author: Carol Shields
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 302


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1994

The Shipping News
The Shipping News
Author: Annie Proulx
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 697


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1993

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Author: Robert Olen Butler
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 50


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1992

A Thousand Acres
A Thousand Acres
Author: Jane Smiley
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 268


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1991

Rabbit at Rest (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4)
Rabbit at Rest (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4)
Author: John Updike
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 28


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1990

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Author: Oscar Hijuelos
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 55


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1989

Breathing Lessons
Breathing Lessons
Author: Anne Tyler
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 271


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1988

Beloved
Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 490


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1987

A Summons to Memphis
A Summons to Memphis
Author: Peter Taylor
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 40


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1986

Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 105


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1985

Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Author: Alison Lurie
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 44


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1984

Ironweed
Ironweed
Author: William J. Kennedy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 110


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1983

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 374


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1982

Rabbit Is Rich (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 3)
Rabbit Is Rich (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 3)
Author: John Updike
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 27


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1981

A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
Author: John Kennedy Toole
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 586


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1980

The Executioner's Song (Vintage International)
The Executioner's Song (Vintage International)
Author: Norman Mailer
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 73


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1979

The Stories of John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever
Author: John Cheever
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 19


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1978

Elbow Room
Elbow Room
Author: James Alan Mcpherson
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 7


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1977

No Award Given

1976

Humboldt's Gift
Humboldt's Gift
Author: Saul Bellow
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 17


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1975

The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2)
The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2)
Author: Michael Shaara
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 385


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1974

No Award Given

1973

The Optimist's Daughter
The Optimist's Daughter
Author: Eudora Welty
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 79


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1972

Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction)
Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author: Wallace Stegner
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 140


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1971

No Award Given

1970

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
Author: Jean Stafford
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1


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1969

House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics)
House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics)
Author: N. Scott Momaday
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 31


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1968

The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Author: William Styron
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 41


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1967

The Fixer (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
The Fixer (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author: Bernard Malamud
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 25


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1966

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Author: Katherine Anne Porter
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 15


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1965

The Keepers of the House (Voices of the South)
The Keepers of the House (Voices of the South)
Author: Shirley Ann Grau
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 10


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