Awards & Winners

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Pulitzer Prize

Date Established : 1948

Check all the winners of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction presented under Pulitzer Prize since 1918 .

Donna Tartt

Honored for : The Goldfinch

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donna Tartt The Goldfinch
Philipp Meyer The Son
Bob Shacochis The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Adam Johnson

Honored for : The Orphan Master's Son

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Adam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son
Nathan Englander What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Eowyn Ivey The Snow Child

Jennifer Egan

Honored for : A Visit from the Goon Squad

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jonathan Dee The Privileges
Chang-Rae Lee The Surrendered

Paul Harding

Honored for : Tinkers

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Harding Tinkers
Daniyal Mueenuddin In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Lydia Millet Love in Infant Monkeys

Elizabeth Strout

Honored for : Olive Kitteridge

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Louise Erdrich The Plague of Doves
Christine Schutt All Souls

Junot Díaz

Honored for : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Denis Johnson Tree of Smoke
Lore Segal Shakespeare's Kitchen
Junot Díaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Cormac McCarthy

Honored for : The Road

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Powers The Echo Maker
Cormac McCarthy The Road
Alice McDermott After This

Geraldine Brooks

Honored for : March

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geraldine Brooks March
E. L. Doctorow The March
Lee Martin The bright forever

Marilynne Robinson

Honored for : Gilead

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ha Jin War Trash
Marilynne Robinson Gilead
Ward Just An Unfinished Season

Edward P. Jones

Honored for : The Known World

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Susan Choi American woman
Edward P. Jones The Known World
Marianne Wiggins Evidence of Things Unseen

Jeffrey Eugenides

Honored for : Middlesex

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Andrea Barrett Servants of the map
Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
Adam Haslett You Are Not a Stranger Here

Richard Russo

Honored for : Empire Falls

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jonathan Franzen The Corrections
Richard Russo Empire Falls
Colson Whitehead John Henry Days

Michael Chabon

Honored for : The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joyce Carol Oates Blonde
Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Joy Williams The quick and the dead

Jhumpa Lahiri

Honored for : Interpreter of Maladies

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jhumpa Lahiri Interpreter of Maladies
E. Annie Proulx Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Ha Jin Waiting: A Novel

Michael Cunningham

Honored for : The Hours

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Russell Banks Cloudsplitter: A Novel
Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible
Michael Cunningham The Hours

Philip Roth

Honored for : American Pastoral

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip Roth American Pastoral
Don DeLillo Underworld
Robert Stone Bear and His Daughter: Stories

Steven Millhauser

Honored for : Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ursula K. Le Guin Unlocking the Air and Other Stories
Joanna Scott The Manikin
Steven Millhauser Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

Richard Ford

Honored for : Independence Day

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Ford Independence Day
Oscar Hijuelos Mr Ives' Christmas
Philip Roth Sabbath's Theater

Carol Shields

Honored for : The Stone Diaries

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joyce Carol Oates What I Lived For
Grace Paley The Collected Stories
Carol Shields The Stone Diaries

E. Annie Proulx

Honored for : The Shipping News

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
E. Annie Proulx The Shipping News
Reynolds Price The collected stories
Philip Roth Operation Shylock: A Confession

Robert Olen Butler

Honored for : A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alice McDermott At Weddings and Wakes
Joyce Carol Oates Black Water
Robert Olen Butler A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Jane Smiley

Honored for : A Thousand Acres

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres
Don DeLillo Mao II
David Gates Jernigan
Robert M. Pirsig Lila: An Inquiry into Morals

John Updike

Honored for : Rabbit at Rest

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Linda Hogan Mean spirit
Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried
John Updike Rabbit at Rest

Oscar Hijuelos

Honored for : The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Oscar Hijuelos The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
E. L. Doctorow Billy Bathgate

Anne Tyler

Honored for : Breathing Lessons

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Raymond Carver Where I'm calling from: new and selected stories
Anne Tyler Breathing Lessons

Toni Morrison

Honored for : Beloved

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Toni Morrison Beloved
Diane Johnson Persian Nights
Alice McDermott That Night

Peter Taylor

Honored for : A Summons to Memphis

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald Barthelme Paradise
Norman Rush Whites
Peter Taylor A Summons to Memphis

Larry McMurtry

Honored for : Lonesome Dove

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove
Russell Banks Continental Drift
Anne Tyler The Accidental Tourist

Alison Lurie

Honored for : Foreign Affairs

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Diana O'Hehir I Wish This War Were over
Douglas Unger Leaving the land
Alison Lurie Foreign Affairs

William Kennedy

Honored for : Ironweed

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Kennedy Ironweed
Thomas Berger The Feud
Raymond Carver Cathedral

Alice Walker

Honored for : The Color Purple

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chaim Grade Rabbis and Wives
Anne Tyler Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Alice Walker The Color Purple

John Updike

Honored for : Rabbit Is Rich

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Updike Rabbit Is Rich
Marilynne Robinson Housekeeping
Robert Stone A Flag for Sunrise

John Kennedy Toole

Honored for : A Confederacy of Dunces

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frederick Buechner Godric
William Keepers Maxwell So Long, See You Tomorrow
John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces

Norman Mailer

Honored for : The Executioner's Song

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Norman Mailer The Executioner's Song
Philip Roth The Ghost Writer
William Wharton Birdy

John Cheever

Honored for : The Stories of John Cheever

James Alan McPherson

Honored for : Elbow Room

Saul Bellow

Honored for : Humboldt's Gift

Michael Shaara

Honored for : The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

Eudora Welty

Honored for : The Optimist's Daughter

Wallace Stegner

Honored for : Angle of Repose

Jean Stafford

Honored for : The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

N. Scott Momaday

Honored for : House Made of Dawn

William Styron

Honored for : The Confessions of Nat Turner

Bernard Malamud

Honored for : The Fixer

Katherine Anne Porter

Honored for : The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

Shirley Ann Grau

Honored for : The Keepers of the House

William Faulkner

Honored for : The Reivers

Edwin O'Connor

Honored for : The Edge of Sadness

Harper Lee

Honored for : To Kill a Mockingbird

Allen Drury

Honored for : Advise and Consent: A Novel of Washington Politics

Robert Lewis Taylor

Honored for : The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

James Agee

Honored for : A Death in the Family

MacKinlay Kantor

Honored for : Andersonville

William Faulkner

Honored for : A Fable

Ernest Hemingway

Honored for : The Old Man and the Sea

Herman Wouk

Honored for : The Caine Mutiny

Conrad Richter

Honored for : The Town

Alfred Bertram Guthrie

Honored for : The Way West

James Gould Cozzens

Honored for : Guard of Honor

James A. Michener

Honored for : Tales of the South Pacific

Robert Penn Warren

Honored for : All the King's Men

John Hersey

Honored for : A Bell for Adano

Martin Flavin

Honored for : Journey in the Dark

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Honored for : Dragon's Teeth

Ellen Glasgow

Honored for : In This Our Life

John Steinbeck

Honored for : The Grapes of Wrath

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Honored for : The Yearling

John P. Marquand

Honored for : The Late George Apley

Margaret Mitchell

Honored for : Gone with the Wind

H. L. Davis

Honored for : Honey in the Horn

Josephine Johnson

Honored for : Now in November

Caroline Pafford Miller

Honored for : Lamb in His Bosom

Thomas Sigismund Stribling

Honored for : The Store

Pearl S. Buck

Honored for : The Good Earth

Margaret Ayer Barnes

Honored for : Years of Grace

Oliver La Farge

Honored for : Laughing Boy

Julia Peterkin

Honored for : Scarlet Sister Mary

Thornton Wilder

Honored for : The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Louis Bromfield

Honored for : Early Autumn

Sinclair Lewis

Honored for : Arrowsmith

Edna Ferber

Honored for : So Big

Margaret Wilson

Honored for : The Able McLaughlins

Willa Cather

Honored for : One of Ours

Booth Tarkington

Honored for : Alice Adams

Edith Wharton

Honored for : The Age of Innocence

Booth Tarkington

Honored for : The Magnificent Ambersons

Ernest Poole

Honored for : His Family