Search - Pulitzer Prize Winning Books

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.

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2009

Olive Kitteridge
Olive Kitteridge
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 894

2008

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Diaz
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 252

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2007

The Road
The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 2013

2006

March
March
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 522

2005

Gilead
Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 224

2004

The Known World
The Known World
Author: Edward P. Jones
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 136

2003

Middlesex
Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 291

2002

Empire Falls
Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 151

2001

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Author: Michael Chabon
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 168

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2000

Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 717

1999

The Hours
The Hours
Author: Michael Cunningham
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 402

1998

American Pastoral
American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 149

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1997

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

1996

Independence Day
Independence Day
Author: Richard Ford
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 28

1995

The Stone Diaries
The Stone Diaries
Author: Carol Shields
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 305

1994

The Shipping News
The Shipping News
Author: Annie Proulx
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 703

1993

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

1992

A Thousand Acres
A Thousand Acres
Author: Jane Smiley
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 270

1991

Rabbit at Rest (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4)

1990

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Mambo Kings, Bk 1)

1989

Breathing Lessons
Breathing Lessons
Author: Anne Tyler
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 276

1988

Beloved
Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 494

1987

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

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1986

Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 106

1985

Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Author: Alison Lurie
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 46

1984

Ironweed
Ironweed
Author: William J. Kennedy
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 111

1983

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 381

1982

Rabbit Is Rich (Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 3)

1981

A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
Author: John Kennedy Toole
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 597

1980

The Executioner's Song (Vintage International)

1979

The Stories of John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever
Author: John Cheever
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 20

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1978

Elbow Room
Elbow Room
Author: James Alan Mcpherson
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 7

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1977

No Award Given

1976

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

1975

The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2)

1974

No Award Given

1973

The Optimist's Daughter
The Optimist's Daughter
Author: Eudora Welty
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 78

1972

Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction)

1971

No Award Given

1970

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

1969

House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics)

1968

The Confessions of Nat Turner

1967

The Fixer (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

1966

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

1965

The Keepers of the House (Voices of the South)