Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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.

* 2008: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz
* 2007: "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
* 2006: "March" by Geraldine Brooks
* 2005: "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson
* 2004: "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones
* 2003: "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
* 2002: "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo
* 2001: "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon
* 2000: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri
* 1999: "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham
* 1998: "American Pastoral" by Philip Roth
* 1997: "" by Steven Millhauser
* 1996: "Independence Day" by Richard Ford
* 1995: "The Stone Diaries" by Carol Shields
* 1994: "The Shipping News" by E. Annie Proulx
* 1993: "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" by Robert Olen Butler
* 1992: "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smiley
* 1991: "Rabbit At Rest" by John Updike
* 1990: "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" by Oscar Hijuelos
* 1989: "Breathing Lessons" by Anne Tyler
* 1988: "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
* 1987: "A Summons to Memphis" by Peter Taylor
* 1986: "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry
* 1985: "Foreign Affairs" by Alison Lurie
* 1984: "Ironweed" by William Kennedy
* 1983: "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
* 1982: "Rabbit Is Rich" by John Updike
* 1981: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
* 1980: "The Executioner's Song" by Norman Mailer
* 1979: "The Stories of John Cheever" by John Cheever
* 1978: "Elbow Room" by James Alan McPherson
* 1977: No award given
* 1976: "Humboldt's Gift" by Saul Bellow
* 1975: "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara
* 1974: No award given [The fiction jury had unanimously recommended the 1974 award to Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow", but the Pulitzer board, which has sole discretion for awarding the prize, made no award.]
* 1973: "The Optimist's Daughter" by Eudora Welty
* 1972: "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner
* 1971: No award given
* 1970: "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford" by Jean Stafford
* 1969: "House Made of Dawn" by N. Scott Momaday
* 1968: "The Confessions of Nat Turner" by William Styron
* 1967: "The Fixer" by Bernard Malamud
* 1966: "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter" by Katherine Anne Porter
* 1965: "The Keepers of the House" by Shirley Ann Grau
* 1964: No award given
* 1963: "The Reivers" by William Faulkner
* 1962: "The Edge of Sadness" by Edwin O'Connor
* 1961: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
* 1960: "Advise and Consent" by Allen Drury
* 1959: "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters" by Robert Lewis Taylor
* 1958: "A Death in the Family" by James Agee
* 1957: No award given
* 1956: "Andersonville" by MacKinlay Kantor
* 1955: "A Fable" by William Faulkner
* 1954: No award given
* 1953: "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
* 1952: "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk
* 1951: "The Town" by Conrad Richter
* 1950: "The Way West" by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
* 1949: "Guard of Honor" by James Gould Cozzens
* 1948: "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener

External links

* [http://www.pulitzer.org/ Pulitzer Prizes] official site
* [http://www.literaryawards.info/en/pulitzer_prize.html Pulitzer Prize winners by year]
* [http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Honor_roll:Pulitzer_Prize_for_Fiction The Most honored Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalists]
* [http://www.pprize.com/BookGuide.php Photos of first edition Pulitzer Prize novels from 1918 to present]

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