The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction— 1934 to Present


It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. As the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, it was one of the original Pulitzers; the program was inaugurated in 1917 with seven prizes, four of which were awarded that year.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama | The Pulitzer Prize for History | The Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography | The Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction | The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry | The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


🥇 T H E . W i n n e r

2017. The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead | 4.03 avg rating — 106,951 ratings


2016. The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen | 4.00 avg rating — 31,362 ratings


2015. All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr | 4.31 avg rating — 573,478 ratings


2014. The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt | 3.87 avg rating — 475,752 ratings


2013. The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson | 4.06 avg rating — 65,279 ratings


2012. No award given.

2011. A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan | 3.64 avg rating — 141,880 ratings


2010. Tinkers

Paul Harding | 3.37 avg rating — 25,421 ratings


2009. Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout | 3.78 avg rating — 110,805 ratings


2008. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz | 3.89 avg rating — 184,138 ratings


2007. The Road

Cormac McCarthy | 3.95 avg rating — 563,185 ratings


2006. March

Geraldine Brooks | 3.74 avg rating — 46,404 ratings


2005. Gilead (Gilead, #1)

Marilynne Robinson | 3.84 avg rating — 59,594 ratings


2004. The Known World

Edward P. Jones | 3.82 avg rating — 29,798 ratings


2003. Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides | 3.98 avg rating — 512,788 ratings


2002. Empire Falls

Richard Russo | 3.91 avg rating — 93,864 ratings


2001. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Michael Chabon | 4.17 avg rating — 158,513 ratings


2000. Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri | 4.12 avg rating — 127,160 ratings


1999. The Hours

Michael Cunningham | 3.91 avg rating — 108,028 ratings


1998. American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1)

Philip Roth | 3.91 avg rating — 45,836 ratings


1997. Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

Steven Millhauser | 3.57 avg rating — 7,996 ratings


1996. Independence Day

Richard Ford | 3.86 avg rating — 13,043 ratings


1995. The Stone Diaries

Carol Shields | 3.85 avg rating — 30,561 ratings


1994. The Shipping News

Annie Proulx | 3.83 avg rating — 110,588 ratings


1993. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Robert Olen Butler | 3.95 avg rating — 6,598 ratings


1992. A Thousand Acres

Jane Smiley | 3.79 avg rating — 50,016 ratings


1991. Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)

John Updike | 3.96 avg rating — 12,798 ratings


1990. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Oscar Hijuelos | 3.68 avg rating — 9,928 ratings


1989. Breathing Lessons

Anne Tyler | 3.66 avg rating — 19,699 ratings


1988. Beloved

Toni Morrison | 3.77 avg rating — 248,461 ratings


1987. A Summons to Memphis

Peter Taylor | 3.67 avg rating — 4,886 ratings


1986. Lonesome Dove

Larry McMurtry | 4.47 avg rating — 117,952 ratings


1985. Foreign Affairs

Alison Lurie | 3.73 avg rating — 7,155 ratings


1984. Ironweed

William Kennedy | 3.86 avg rating — 13,597 ratings


1983. The Color Purple

Alice Walker | 4.17 avg rating — 404,704 ratings


1982. Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom, #3)

John Updike | 3.90 avg rating — 13,503 ratings


1981. A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole | 3.89 avg rating — 187,961 ratings


1980.

1. Pieśń kata (Pieśń kata, #1)

Norman Mailer | 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings

2. Pieśń kata (Pieśń kata, #2)

Norman Mailer | 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating


1980. The Executioner’s Song

Norman Mailer | 4.07 avg rating — 15,363 ratings


1979. The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever | 4.27 avg rating — 12,576 ratings


1978. Elbow Room

James Alan McPherson | 3.68 avg rating — 1,304 ratings


1976. Humboldt’s Gift

Saul Bellow | 3.86 avg rating — 6,985 ratings


1975. The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

Michael Shaara | 4.30 avg rating — 63,591 ratings


1973. The Optimist’s Daughter

Eudora Welty | 3.49 avg rating — 7,813 ratings


1972. Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner | 4.27 avg rating — 42,980 ratings


1970. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

Jean Stafford | 3.75 avg rating — 1,141 ratings


1969. House Made of Dawn

N. Scott Momaday | 3.67 avg rating — 5,272 ratings


1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner

William Styron | 3.96 avg rating — 12,197 ratings


1967. The Fixer

Bernard Malamud | 3.96 avg rating — 8,012 ratings


1965. The Keepers of the House

Shirley Ann Grau | 3.89 avg rating — 5,009 ratings


1963. The Reivers

William Faulkner | 3.79 avg rating — 5,556 ratings


1962. The Edge of Sadness

Edwin O’Connor | 3.86 avg rating — 1,804 ratings


1961. To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee | 4.26 avg rating — 3,387,597 ratings


1959. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

Robert Lewis Taylor | 3.93 avg rating — 2,425 ratings


1958. A Death in the Family

James Agee | 3.92 avg rating — 11,837 ratings


1956. Andersonville

MacKinlay Kantor | 4.11 avg rating — 6,433 ratings


1955. A Fable

William Faulkner | 3.55 avg rating — 3,372 ratings


1953. The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway | 3.73 avg rating — 588,084 ratings


1952. The Caine Mutiny

Herman Wouk | 4.23 avg rating — 16,941 ratings


1951. The Town

Conrad Richter | 3.92 avg rating — 2,977 ratings


1950. The Way West

A.B. Guthrie Jr. | 3.95 avg rating — 4,326 ratings


1949. Guard of Honor

James Gould Cozzens | 3.51 avg rating — 963 ratings


1948. Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener | 4.03 avg rating — 12,413 ratings


1947. All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren | 4.08 avg rating — 47,415 ratings


1937. Autant en emporte le vent, tome 3

Margaret Mitchell | 4.28 avg rating — 279 ratings


1934. Lamb in His Bosom

Caroline Miller | 3.83 avg rating — 1,104 ratings



🥈🥉 T HE. N o m i n e e

2017. Imagine Me Gone

Adam Haslett | 3.70 avg rating — 8,649 ratings


2017. The Sport of Kings

C.E. Morgan | 3.61 avg rating — 1,882 ratings


2016. Maud’s Line

Margaret Verble | 3.71 avg rating — 1,138 ratings


2016. Get in Trouble

Kelly Link | 3.65 avg rating — 6,135 ratings


2015. Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

Joyce Carol Oates | 3.56 avg rating — 1,026 ratings


2015. The Moor’s Account

Laila Lalami | 3.96 avg rating — 5,014 ratings


2015. Let Me Be Frank With You

Richard Ford | 3.64 avg rating — 3,397 ratings


2015. Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

Joyce Carol Oates | 3.56 avg rating — 1,026 ratings


2014. The Son

Philipp Meyer | 3.98 avg rating — 24,908 ratings


2014. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Bob Shacochis | 3.54 avg rating — 1,588 ratings


2013. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Nathan Englander | 3.73 avg rating — 6,354 ratings


2013. The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey | 3.95 avg rating — 86,672 ratings


2012. Swamplandia!

Karen Russell | 3.21 avg rating — 43,742 ratings


2012. The Pale King

David Foster Wallace | 3.95 avg rating — 12,330 ratings


2012. Train Dreams

Denis Johnson | 3.89 avg rating — 11,586 ratings


2011. The Privileges

Jonathan Dee | 3.26 avg rating — 4,762 ratings


2011. The Surrendered

Chang-rae Lee | 3.65 avg rating — 3,913 ratings


2010. Love in Infant Monkeys

Lydia Millet | 3.43 avg rating — 661 ratings


2010. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin | 3.75 avg rating — 4,975 ratings


2009. All Souls

Christine Schutt | 2.99 avg rating — 532 ratings


2009. The Plague of Doves

Louise Erdrich | 3.75 avg rating — 10,557 ratings


2008. Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson | 3.57 avg rating — 8,125 ratings


2008. Shakespeare’s Kitchen

Lore Segal | 3.14 avg rating — 553 ratings


2007. After This

Alice McDermott | 3.29 avg rating — 2,695 ratings


2007. The Echo Maker

Richard Powers | 3.35 avg rating — 6,914 ratings


2006. The Bright Forever

Lee Martin | 3.50 avg rating — 4,081 ratings


2006. The March

E.L. Doctorow | 3.78 avg rating — 8,475 ratings


2005. War Trash

Ha Jin | 3.78 avg rating — 2,836 ratings


2004. Evidence of Things Unseen

Marianne Wiggins | 4.06 avg rating — 2,095 ratings


2004. American Woman

Susan Choi | 3.50 avg rating — 948 ratings


2003. You Are Not a Stranger Here

Adam Haslett | 3.94 avg rating — 3,161 ratings


2003. Servants of the Map

Andrea Barrett | 3.96 avg rating — 1,049 ratings


2002. The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen | 3.78 avg rating — 133,067 ratings


2002. John Henry Days

Colson Whitehead | 3.66 avg rating — 1,743 ratings


2001. Blonde

Joyce Carol Oates | 3.97 avg rating — 7,323 ratings


2000. Waiting

Ha Jin | 3.49 avg rating — 16,342 ratings


2000. Close Range

Annie Proulx | 3.99 avg rating — 12,479 ratings


1999. Cloudsplitter

Russell Banks | 3.90 avg rating — 3,485 ratings


1999. The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver | 4.03 avg rating — 567,647 ratings


1998. Underworld

Don DeLillo | 3.92 avg rating — 22,642 ratings


1998. Bear and His Daughter

Robert Stone | 3.93 avg rating — 292 ratings


1997. Unlocking the Air and Other Stories

Ursula K. Le Guin | 3.65 avg rating — 573 ratings


1997. The Manikin

Joanna Scott | 3.53 avg rating — 151 ratings


1996. Sabbath’s Theater

Philip Roth | 3.84 avg rating — 6,740 ratings


1996. Mr. Ives’ Christmas

Oscar Hijuelos | 3.72 avg rating — 862 ratings


1995. The Collected Stories

Grace Paley | 4.19 avg rating — 2,393 ratings


1995. What I Lived For

Joyce Carol Oates | 3.68 avg rating — 803 ratings


1994. Operation Shylock: A Confession

Philip Roth | 3.76 avg rating — 3,132 ratings


1994. The Collected Stories

Reynolds Price | 3.90 avg rating — 79 ratings


1993. At Weddings and Wakes

Alice McDermott | 3.51 avg rating — 1,153 ratings


1993. Black Water

Joyce Carol Oates | 3.53 avg rating — 5,183 ratings


1992. Mao II

Don DeLillo | 3.68 avg rating — 8,124 ratings


1991. Mean Spirit

Linda Hogan | 3.93 avg rating — 821 ratings


1991. The Things They Carried

Tim O’Brien | 4.12 avg rating — 186,898 ratings


1990. Billy Bathgate

E.L. Doctorow | 3.77 avg rating — 5,376 ratings


1989. Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Raymond Carver | 4.42 avg rating — 17,766 ratings


1988. That Night

Alice McDermott | 3.58 avg rating — 1,234 ratings


1988. Persian Nights

Diane Johnson | 3.36 avg rating — 352 ratings


1987. Clay Walls

Ronyoung Kim | 3.49 avg rating — 136 ratings


1987. Whites

Norman Rush | 3.75 avg rating — 362 ratings


1987. Paradise

Donald Barthelme | 3.60 avg rating — 465 ratings


1986. The Accidental Tourist

Anne Tyler | 3.90 avg rating — 83,109 ratings


1985. Leaving the Land

Douglas Unger | 3.70 avg rating — 81 ratings


1985. I Wish This War Were Over

Diana O’Hehir | 3.38 avg rating — 32 ratings


1984. Cathedral

Raymond Carver | 4.29 avg rating — 21,426 ratings


1984. The Feud

Thomas Berger | 3.78 avg rating — 255 ratings


1983. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Anne Tyler | 3.81 avg rating — 19,354 ratings


1983. Rabbis and Wives

Chaim Grade | 3.84 avg rating — 50 ratings


1982. A Flag For Sunrise

Robert Stone | 3.85 avg rating — 754 ratings


1982. Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson | 3.82 avg rating — 31,127 ratings


1981. Godric

Frederick Buechner | 4.17 avg rating — 1,517 ratings


1981. So Long, See You Tomorrow

William Maxwell | 3.93 avg rating — 5,973 ratings


1980. Birdy

William Wharton | 4.03 avg rating — 4,602 ratings


1980. The Ghost Writer

Philip Roth | 3.81 avg rating — 7,531 ratings


1970. Bless the Beasts and Children

Glendon Swarthout | 3.52 avg rating — 1,435 ratings



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer_Prize_for_Fiction


The Pulitzer Prize for Drama | The Pulitzer Prize for History | The Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography | The Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction | The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry | The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


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