Pulitzer Prize Winners


Finalists have been announced since 1980. The Novel category was re-named Fiction in 1947.

2020 - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

2019 The Overstory by Richard Powers

2018 Less by Andrew Sean Greer

2017 Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

2016 The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

2015 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

2014 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2013 The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

2012 (No Award)

2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2010 Tinkers by Paul Harding

2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer 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 the late John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication)

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)

1976 Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow

1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

1974 (No Award)
1973 The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
1971 (No Award)
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 katherin Anne Porter
1965 The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau
1964 (No Award)
1963 The Reivers by William Faulkner
1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Conner
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 the late James Agee (a posthumous publication)
1957 (No Award)
1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
1955 A Fable by William Faulkner
1954 (No Award)
1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
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
1946 (No Award)
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
1941 (No Award)
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 Thorton 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
1920 (No Award)
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
1918 His Family by Ernest Poole
1917 (No Award)