Ze Pulitzer Prizes

Image of the gold medal that Pulitzer Prize winners receive.

The Pulitzer Prizes are a set of American Awards for composition in literature, reporting, and music.

Note: The following are the winners in the Fiction or Novel category. Lower down is the General Nonfiction category. Other categories may be added later.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction or Novel

From 1918-1947 this award was for the "Novel", then it was renamed to be the "Fiction" category.

Year Title Author
2017 The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
2016 The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen
2014 The Goldfinch Donna Tartt
2013 The Orphan Master's Son Adam Johnson
2012 No Award Given
2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan
2010 Tinkers Paul Harding
2009 Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout
2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
2007 The Road Cormac McCarthy
2006 March Geraldine Brooks
2005 Gilead Marilynne Robinson
2004 The Known World Edward P. Jones
2003 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
2002 Empire Falls Richard Russo
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
1984 Ironweed William Kennedy
1980 The Executioner's Song Norman Mailer
1962 The Edge of Sadness Edwin O'Connor
1961 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
1948 Tales of the South Pacific James A. Michener
1947 All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren
1943 Dragon's Teeth Upton Sinclair
1942 In This Our Life Ellen Glasgow
1941 (No Award)
1940 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
1922 Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
1921 The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington
1918 His Family Ernest Poole

Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

The prize for General Nonfiction was added in 1962.

Year Title Author
1998 Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond
1990 '[Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History Stephen Jay Gould
1985 The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two Studs Terkel
1980 Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid Douglas R. Hofstadter
1978 The Dragons of Eden Carl Sagan
1962 The Making of the President 1960 Theodore Harold White

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