Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the American Pulitzer Prizes that are awarded annually. It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. For more information on the Pulitzer Prices be sure to visit their website.


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Year Winner Finalists
2023 Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver The Immortal King Rao, by Vauhini Vara
  Trust, by Hernan Diaz  
2022 The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, by Joshua Cohen Palmares, by Gayl Jones 
    Monkey Boy, by Francisco Goldman
2021 The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth, by Daniel Mason 
    Telephone, by Percival Everett
2020 The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett 
    The Topeka School, by Ben Lerner
2019 The Overstory, by Richard Powers The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai
    There There, by Tommy Orange
2018 Less, by Andrew Sean Greer  In the Distance, by Hernan Diaz
    The Idiot, by Elif Batuman
2017 The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead  Imagine Me Gone, by Adam Haslett 
    The Sport of Kings, by C. E. Morgan
2016 The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen Get in Trouble: Stories, by Kelly Link
    Maud's Line, by Margaret Verble
2015 All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr  Let Me Be Frank With You, by Richard Ford
    Lovely, Dark, Deep, by Joyce Carol Oates 
    The Moor's Account, by Laila Lalami
2014 The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt  The Son, by Philipp Meyer
    The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, by Bob Shacochis
2013 The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson  The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander
2012 No award given Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
    The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace
    Train Dreams, by Denis Johnson 
2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan  The Privileges, by Jonathan Dee
    The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee
2010 Tinkers, by Paul Harding  In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin
    Love in Infant Monkeys, by Lydia Millet 
2009 Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout  All Souls, by Christine Schutt
    The Plague of Doves, by Louise Erdrich 
2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz  Shakespeare's Kitchen, by Lore Segal
    Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson 
2007 The Road, by Cormac McCarthy  After This, by Alice McDermott 
    The Echo Maker, by Richard Powers 
2006 March, by Geraldine Brooks  The Bright Forever, by Lee Martin 
    The March, by E.L. Doctorow 
2005 Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson  An Unfinished Season, by Ward Just 
    War Trash, by Ha Jin
2004 The Known World, by Edward P. Jones  American Woman, by Susan Choi 
    Evidence of Things Unseen, by Marianne Wiggins 
2003 Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides  Servants of the Map: Stories, by Andrea Barrett
    You Are Not a Stranger Here, by Adam Haslett 
2002 Empire Falls, by Richard Russo  John Henry Days, by Colson Whitehead 
    The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen 
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon  Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates 
    The Quick and the Dead, by Joy Williams 
2000 Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri  Close Range: Wyoming Stories, by Annie Proulx 
    Waiting, by Ha Jin 
1999 The Hours, by Michael Cunningham  Cloudsplitter, by Russell Banks 
    The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver 
1998 American Pastoral, by Philip Roth  Bear and His Daughter: Stories, by Robert Stone 
    Underworld, by Don DeLillo 
1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, by Steven Millhauser The Manikin, by Joanna Scott
    Unlocking the Air and Other Stories, by Ursula K. LeGuin 
1996 Independence Day, by Richard Ford  Mr. Ives' Christmas, by Oscar Hijuelos 
    Sabbath's Theater, by Philip Roth
1995 The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields  The Collected Stories, by Grace Paley 
    What I Lived For, by Joyce Carol Oates 
1994 The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx  Operation Shylock: A Confession, by Philip Roth 
    The Collected Stories, by Reynolds Price 
1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen Butler  At Weddings and Wakes, by Alice McDermott 
    Black Water, by Joyce Carol Oates
1992 A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley  Jernigan, by David Gates 
    Lila: An Inquiry into Morals, by Robert M. Pirsig 
    Mao II, by Don DeLillo
1991 Rabbit At Rest, by John Updike Mean Spirit, by Linda Hogan 
    The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien 
1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, by Oscar Hijuelos  Billy Bathgate, by E.L. Doctorow 
1989 Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler  Where I'm Calling From, by Raymond Carver 
1988 Beloved, by Toni Morrison  Persian Nights, by Diane Johnson
    That Night, by Alice McDermott
1987 A Summons to Memphis, by Peter Taylor Paradise, by Donald Barthelme 
    Whites, by Norman Rush 
1986 Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry  Continental Drift, by Russell Banks
    The Accidental Tourist, by Anne Tyler
1985 Foreign Affairs, by Alison Lurie  I Wish This War Were Over, by Diana O'Hehir 
    Leaving the Land, by Douglas Unger 
1984 Ironweed, by William Kennedy Cathedral, by Raymond Carver
    The Feud, by Thomas Berger 
1983 The Color Purple, by Alice Walker  Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, by Anne Tyler 
    Rabbis and Wives, by Chaim Grade 
1982 Rabbit Is Rich, by John Updike  A Flag for Sunrise, by Robert Stone 
    Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson 
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole  Godric, by Frederick Buechner 
    So Long, See You Tomorrow, by William Maxwell
1980 The Executioner's Song, by Norman Mailer  Birdy, by William Wharton
    The Ghost Writer, by Philip Roth 
1979 The Stories of John Cheever, by John Cheever   
1978 Elbow Room, by James Alan McPherson   
1976 Humboldt's Gift, by Saul Bellow   
1975 The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara  
1973 The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty   
1972 Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner   
1970 Collected Stories, 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 Collected Stories, 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   
1956 Andersonville, by MacKinlay Kantor   
1955 A Fable, by William Faulkner   
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   
1949 Guard of Honor, by James Gould Cozzens   
1948 Tales of the South Pacific, by James A. Michener  
1947 All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren  
1945 A Bell for Adano, by John Hersey  
1944 Journey in the Dark, by Martin Flavin  
1943 Dragon's Teeth, by Upton Sinclair  
1942 In This Our Life, by Ellen Glasgow  
1940 The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck  
1939 The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  
1938 The Late George Apley, by John Phillips Marquand   
1937 Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell  
1936 Honey in the Horn, by Harold L. Davis  
1935 Now in November, by Josephine Winslow Johnson  
1934 Lamb in His Bosom, by Caroline Miller  
1933 The Store, by T. S. Stribling   
1932 The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck  
1931 Years of Grace, by Margaret Ayer Barnes   
1930 Laughing Boy, by Oliver Lafarge  
1929 Scarlet Sister Mary, by Julia Peterkin  
1928 The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder  
1927 Early Autumn, by Louis Bromfield  
1926 Arrowsmith, by Sinclair Lewis  
1925 So Big, by Edna Ferber   
1924 The Able McLaughlins, by Margaret Wilson  
1923 One of Ours, by Willa Cather  
1922 Alice Adams, by Booth Tarkington   
1921 The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton   
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington   
1918 His Family, by Ernest Poole