Pulitzer Prize Winners for Novel / Fiction

Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize – Novel

1917 – (No Award)
1918 – His Family by Ernest Poole (Macmillan)
1919 – The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday)
1920 – (No Award)
1921 – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Appleton)
1922 – Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday)
1923 – One of Ours by Willa Cather (Knopf)
1924 – The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson (Harper)
1925 – So Big by Edna Ferber (Doubleday)
1926 – Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (Harcourt)
1927 – Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield (Stokes)
1928 – The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (Boni)
1929 – Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin (Bobbs)
1930 – Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge (Houghton)
1931 – Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes (Houghton)
1932 – The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (John Day)
1933 – The Store by T. S. Stribling (Doubleday)
1934 – Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller (Harper)
1935 – Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson (Simon & Schuster)
1936 – Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis (Harper)
1937 – Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Macmillan)
1938 – The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand (Little)
1939 – The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner)
1940 – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Viking)
1941 – (No Award)
1942 – In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow (Harcourt)
1943 – Dragon’s Teeth by Upton Sinclair (Viking)
1944 – Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin (Harper)
1945 – A Bell for Adano by John Hersey (Knopf)
1946 – (No Award)
1947 – All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (Harcourt)

Pulitzer Prize – Fiction

1948 – Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Macmillan)
1949 – Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens (Harcourt)
1950 – The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. (Sloane)
1951 – The Town by Conrad Richter (Knopf)
1952 – The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Doubleday)
1953 – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner)
1954 – (No Award)
1955 – A Fable by William Faulkner (Random)
1956 – Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor (World)
1957 – (No Award)
1958 – A Death In The Family by James Agee (a posthumous publication) (McDowell, Obolensky)
1959 – The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor (Doubleday)
1960 – Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (Doubleday)
1961 – To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Lippincott)
1962 – The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor (Little)
1963 – The Reivers by William Faulkner (Random)
1964 – (No Award)
1965 – The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau (Random)
1966 – Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (Harcourt)
1967 – The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (Farrar)
1968 – The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Random)
1969 – House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Harper)
1970 – Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Farrar)
1971 – (No Award)
1972 – Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Doubleday)
1973 – The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty (Random)
1974 – (No Award)
1975 – The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (McKay)
1976 – Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow (Viking)
1977 – (No Award)
1978 – Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson (Atlantic Monthly Press)
1979 – The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (Knopf)
1980 – The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer (Little, Brown)
1981 – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication) (Louisiana State U. Press)
1982 – Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike (Knopf)
1983 – The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace)
1984 – Ironweed by William Kennedy (Viking)
1985 – Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie (Random House)
1986 – Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster)
1987 – A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)
1988 – Beloved by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)
1989 – Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf)
1990 – The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
1991 – Rabbit At Rest by John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf)
1992 – A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Alfred A. Knopf)
1993 – A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (Henry Holt)
1994 – The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (Charles Scribner’s Sons)
1995 – The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (Viking)
1996 – Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)
1997 – Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser (Crown)
1998 – American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
1999 – The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2000 – Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin)
2001 – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Random House)
2002 – Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)
2003 – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2004 – The Known World by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/ HarperCollins)
2005 – Gilead by Marilynn Robinson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2006 – March by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
2007 – The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)
2008 – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)
2009 – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
2010 – Tinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)
2011 – A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)
2012 – (No Award)
2013 – The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Random House)
2014 – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
2015 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
2016 – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
2017 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

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