Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. It replaced the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel which was awarded between 1918 and 1947.

2017 - Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad (1969-)
2016 - Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer (1971-)
2015 - Anthony Doerr for All the Light We Cannot See (1973-)
2014 - Donna Tartt for The Goldfinch (1963-)
2013 - Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master's Son (1967-)
2011 - Jennifer Egan for A Visit From the Goon Squad (1962-)
2010 - Paul Harding for Tinkers (1967-)
2009 - Elizabeth Strout for Olive Kitteridge (1956-)
2008 - Junot Díaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (1968-) 
2007 - Cormac McCarthy for The Road (1933-) 
2006 - Geraldine Brooks for March (1955-) 
2005 - Marilynne Robinson for Gilead (1947-) 
2004 - Edward P. Jones for The Known World (1951-) 
2003 - Jeffrey Eugenides for Middlesex (1960-) 
2002 - Richard Russo for Empire Falls (1949-) 
2001 - Michael Chabon for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (1963-) 
2000 - Jhumpa Lahiri for Interpreter of Maladies (1967-) 
1999 - Michael Cunningham for The Hours (1952-) 
1998 - Philip Roth for American Pastorial (1933-)
1997 - Steven Millhauser for Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (1943-)
1996 - Richard Ford for Independence Day (1944-) 
1995 - Carol Shields for The Stone Diaries (1935-2003) 
1994 - E. Anne Proulx for The Shipping News (1935-)
1993 - Robert Olen Butler for A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (1945-) 
1992 - Jane Smiley for A Thousand Acres (1949-) 
1991 - John Updike for Rabbit at Rest (1932-2009) 
1990 - Oscar Hijuelos for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1951-2013) 
1989 - Anne Tyler for Breathing Lessons (1941-) 
1988 - Toni Morrison for Beloved (1931-) 
1987 - Peter Taylor for A Summons to Memphis (1917-1994) 
1986 - Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove (1936-) 
1985 - Alison Lurie for Foreign Affairs (1926-) 
1984 - William Kennedy for Ironweed (1928-) 
1983 - Alice Walker for The Color Purple (1944-) 
1982 - John Updike for Rabbit is Rich (1932-2009) 
1981 - John Kennedy Toole for A Confederacy of Dunces (1937-1969) 
1980 - Norman Mailer for The Executioner’s Song (1923-2007) 
1979 - John Cheever for The Stories of John Cheever (1912-1982) 
1978 - James Alan McPherson for Elbow Room (1943-2016) 
1976 - Saul Bellow for Humboldt’s Gift (1915-2005) 
1975 - Michael Shaara for The Killer Angels (1928-1988) 
1973 - Eudora Welty for The Optimist’s Daughter (1909-2001) 
1972 - Wallace Stegner for Angle of Repose (1909-1993) 
1970 - Jean Stafford for Collected Stories (1915-1979) 
1969 - N. Scott Momaday for House Made of Dawn (1934-) 
1968 - William Styron for The Confessions of Nat Turner (1925-2006) 
1967 - Bernard Malamud for The Fixer (1914-1986) 
1966 - Katherine Anne Porter for Collected Stories (1890-1980) 
1965 - Shirley Ann Grau for The Keepers of the House (1929-) 
1963 - William Faulkner for The Reivers (1897-1962) 
1962 - Edwin O’Connor for The Edge of Sadness (1918-1968) 
1961 - Harper Lee for To Kill a Mockingbird (1926-2016) 
1960 - Allen Drury for Advise and Consent (1918-1998) 
1959 - Robert Lewis Taylor for The Travels of Jamie McPeters (1912-1998) 
1958 - James Agee for A Death in the Family (1909-1955) 
1956 - MacKinlay Kantor for Andersonville (1904-1977) 
1955 - William Faulkner for A Fable (1897-1962) 
1953 - Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man and the Sea (1899-1961) 
1952 - Herman Wouk for The Caine Mutiny (1915-) 
1951 - Conrad Richter for The Town (1890-1968) 
1950 - A.B. Guthrie, Jr. for The Way West (1901-1991)
1949 - James Gould Cozzens for Guard of Honor (1903-1978) 
1948 - James A. Michener for Tales of the South Pacific (1907-1997) 
1947 - Robert Penn Warren for All the King’s Men (1905-1989) 
1945 - John Hersey for A Bell for Adano (1914-1993) 
1944 - Martin Flavin for Journey in the Dark (1883-1967) 
1943 - Upton Sinclair for Dragon’s Teeth (1878-1968) 
1942 - Ellen Glasgow for In this Our Life (1874-1945) 
1940 - John Steinbeck for The Grapes of Wrath (1902-1968) 
1939 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for The Yearling (1896-1953) 
1938 - John Phillips Marquand for The Late George Apley (1893-1960) 
1937 - Margaret Mitchell for Gone with the Wind (1900-1949) 
1936 - Harold L. Davis for Honey in the Horn (1894-1960) 
1935 - Josephine Winslow Johnson for Now in November (1910-1990) 
1934 - Caroline Miller for Lamb in His Bosom (1903-1992) 
1933 - T.S. Stribling for The Store (1881-1965) 
1932 - Pearl S. Buck for The Good Earth (1892-1973) 
1931 - Margaret Ayer Barnes for Years of Grace (1886-1967) 
1930 - Oliver LaFarge for Laughing Boy (1901-1963) 
1929 - Julia Peterkin for Scarlet Sister Mary (1880-1961) 
1928 - Thornton Wilder for The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1897-1975) 
1927 - Louis Bromfield for Early Autumn (1896-1956) 
1926 - Sinclair Lewis for Arrowsmith (1885-1951) 
1925 - Edna Ferber for So Big (1885-1968) 
1924 - Margaret Wilson for The Able McLaughlins (1882-1973) 
1923 - Willa Cather for One of Ours (1873-1947) 
1922 - Booth Tarkington for Alice Adams (1869-1946) 
1921 - Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence (1862-1937)
1919 - Booth Tarkington for The Magnificent Ambersons (1869-1946) 
1918 - Ernest Poole for His Family (1880-1950)

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