pulitzer prize winners

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Pulitzer Prize Winners All Time List

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is awarded each year to American authors of new books covering American life. The first Pulitzer prize was awarded in 1918. The award was initiated by Jewish journalist Joseph Pulitzer rewarding winners with a gold medal and $10,000 in cash. Pulitzer emigrated to the US in 1864 and became wealthy in the newspaper industry, founding the yellow press in the process. Pulitzer strongly supported investigative reporting and exposed a bribe by the USA to the Panama Canal Company. This led to an indictment for libeling President Roosevelt which was later dismissed. Pulitzer bequeathed $2 million to fund a school of journalism at Columbia University and yearly prizes for literature along with journalism, music and drama. ADDucation’s Pulitzer prize winners for literature list shows the Pulitzer winner for each year, the author and title of their book.

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YearTitleAuthor
2016The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen
2015All the light we cannot seeAnthony Doerr
2014The GoldfinchDonna Tartt
2013The Orphan Master’s SonAdam Johnson
2012(No Award)(No Award)
2011A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer Egan
2010TinkersPaul Harding
2009Olive KitteridgeElizabeth Strout
2008The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoJunot Diaz
2007The RoadCormac McCarthy
2006MarchGeraldine Brooks
2005GileadMarilynne Robinson
2004The Known WorldEdward P. Jones
2003MiddlesexJeffrey Eugenides
2002Empire FallsRichard Russo
2001The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayMichael Chabon
2000Interpreter of MaladiesJhumpa Lahiri
1999The HoursMichael Cunningham
1998American PastoralPhilip Roth
1997Martin DresslerSteven Millhauser
1996Independence DayRichard Ford
1995The Stone DiariesCarol Shields
1994The Shipping NewsE. Annie Proulx
1993A Good Scent from a Strange MountainRobert Olen Butler
1992A Thousand AcresJane Smiley
1991Rabbit At RestJohn Updike
1990The Mambo Kings Play Songs of LoveOscar Hijuelos
1989Breathing LessonsAnne Tyler
1988BelovedToni Morrison
1987A Summons to MemphisPeter Taylor
1986Lonesome DoveLarry McMurtry
1985Foreign AffairsAlison Lurie
1984IronweedWilliam Kennedy
1983The Color PurpleAlice Walker
1982Rabbit Is RichJohn Updike
1981A Confederacy of DuncesJohn Kennedy Toole
1980The Executioner’s SongNorman Mailer
1979The Stories of John CheeverJohn Cheever
1978Elbow RoomJames Alan McPherson
1977(No Award)(No Award)
1976Humboldt’s GiftSaul Bellow
1975The Killer AngelsMichael Shaara
1974(No Award)(No Award)
1973The Optimist’s DaughterEudora Welty
1972Angle of ReposeWallace Stegner
1971(No Award)(No Award)
1970Collected StoriesJean Stafford
1969House Made of DawnN. Scott Momaday
1968The Confessions of Nat TurnerWilliam Styron
1967The FixerBernard Malamud
1966Collected StoriesKatherine Anne Porter
1965The Keepers Of The HouseShirley Ann Grau
1964(No Award)(No Award)
1963The ReiversWilliam Faulkner
1962The Edge of SadnessEdwin O’Connor
1961To Kill A MockingbirdHarper Lee
1960Advise and ConsentAllen Drury
1959The Travels of Jaimie McPheetersRobert Lewis Taylor
1958A Death In The FamilyJames Agee
1957(No Award)(No Award)
1956AndersonvilleMacKinlay Kantor
1955A FableWilliam Faulkner
1954(No Award)(No Award)
1953The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway
1952The Caine MutinyHerman Wouk
1951The TownConrad Richter
1950The Way WestA. B. Guthrie, Jr.
1949Guard of HonorJames Gould Cozzens
1948Tales of the South PacificJames A. Michener
1947All the King’s MenRobert Penn Warren
1946(No Award)(No Award)
1945A Bell for AdanoJohn Hersey
1944Journey in the DarkMartin Flavin
1943Dragon’s TeethUpton Sinclair
1942In This Our LifeEllen Glasgow
1941(No Award)(No Award)
1940The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck
1939The YearlingMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1938The Late George ApleyJohn Phillips Marquand
1937Gone With the WindMargaret Mitchell
1936Honey in the HornHarold L. Davis
1935Now in NovemberJosephine Winslow Johnson
1934Lamb in His BosomCaroline Miller
1933The StoreT. S. Stribling
1932The Good EarthPearl S. Buck
1931Years of GraceMargaret Ayer Barnes
1930Laughing BoyOliver Lafarge
1929Scarlet Sister MaryJulia Peterkin
1928The Bridge of San Luis ReyThornton Wilder
1927Early AutumnLouis Bromfield
1926ArrowsmithSinclair Lewis
1925So BigEdna Ferber
1924The Able McLaughlinsMargaret Wilson
1923One of OursWilla Cather
1922Alice AdamsBooth Tarkington
1921The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton
1920(No Award)(No Award)
1919The Magnificent AmbersonsBooth Tarkington
1918His FamilyErnest Poole
1917(No Award)(No Award)

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