Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Book Title Author Date
The Orphan Master's Son Adam Johnson 2013
no award given 2012
A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan 2011
Tinkers Paul Harding 2010
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout 2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz 2008
The Road Cormac McCarthy 2007
March Geraldine Brooks 2006
Gilead Marilynne Robinson 2005
The Known World Edward P. Jones 2004
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides 2003
Empire Falls Richard Russo 2002
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon 2001
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri 2000
The Hours Michael Cunningham 1999
American Pastoral Philip Roth 1998
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer Steven Millhauser 1997
Independence Day Richard Ford 1996
The Stone Diaries Carole Shields 1995
The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx 1994
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Robert Olen Butler 1993
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley 1992
Rabbit at Rest John Updike 1991
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Oscar Hijuelos 1990
Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler 1989
Beloved Toni Morrison 1988
A Summons to Memphis Peter Taylor 1987
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry 1986
Foreign Affairs Alison Lurie 1985
Ironweed William Kennedy 1984
The Color Purple Alice Walker 1983
Rabbit is Rich John Updike 1982
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 1981
The Executioner's Song Norman Mailer 1980
The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever 1979
Elbow Room James Alan McPherson 1978
no award given 1977
Humboldt's Gift Saul Bellow 1976
The Killer Angels Michael Shaara 1975
no award given 1974
The Optimist's Daughter Eudora Welty 1973
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner 1972
no award given 1971
The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford Jean Stafford 1970
House Made of Dawn N. Scott Momaday 1969
The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron 1968
The Fixer Bernard Malamud 1967
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter 1966
The Keepers of the House Shirley Ann Grau 1965
no award given 1964
The Reivers William Faulkner 1963
The Edge of Sadness Edwin O'Connor 1962
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 1961
Advise and Consent Allen Drury 1960
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Robert Lewis Taylor 1959
A Death in the Family James Agee 1958
no award given 1957
Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor 1956
A Fable William Faulkner 1955
no award given 1954
The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway 1953
The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk 1952
The Town Conrad Richter 1951
The Way West A. B. Guthrie, Jr. 1950
Guard of Honor James Gould Cozzens 1949
Tales of the South Pacific James A. Michener 1948