Pulitzer Award Winners

The Pulitzer Awards were established by Joseph Pulitzer in 1917 and are currently administered by Columbia University. They honour American achievements in print and online journalism, literature and musical composition. Included in this list are individual winners in any of the award's 23 categories.
NameYearWorkOther Names
John Hersey1945A Bell for Adano
John Kennedy Toole1981A Confederacy of Dunces
James Agee1958A Death in the Family
William Faulkner1954A Fable
Robert Olen Butler1993A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Tennessee Williams1948A Streetcar Named Desire
Peter Taylor1987A Summons to Memphis
Jane Smiley1992A Thousand Acres
Jennifer Egan2011A Visit From the Goon Squad
Carl Sandburg1940Abraham Lincoln: The War Years(Sandberg)
Allen Drury1960Advise and Consent
Booth Tarkington1922Alice Adams
Susan Glaspell1931Alison's House
Robert Penn Warren1947All the King's Men
Philip Roth1998American Pastoral
Mary Oliver1984American Primitive
MacKinlay Kantor1956Andersonville
Wallace Stegner1972Angle of Repose
Sinclair Lewis1926Arrowsmith
Toni Morrison1988Beloved(Wofford)
Anne Tyler1989Breathing Lessons
Sam Shepard1979Buried Child
Tennessee Williams1955Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
Marianne Moore1951Collected Poems
Wallace Stevens1955Collected Poems
Carl Sandburg1951Complete Poems(Sandberg)
Carl Sandburg1919Cornhuskers(Sandberg)
Arthur Miller1949Death of a Salesman
Barbara Kingsolver2023Demon Copperhead
Upton Sinclair1943Dragon's Teeth
Louis Bromfield1927Early Autumn
James Alan McPherson1978Elbow Room
Richard Russo2002Empire Falls
Alison Lurie1985Foreign Affairs
Marilynne Robinson2005Gilead(Summers)
Margaret Mitchell1937Gone with the Wind
James Gould Cozzens1949Guard of Honor
Ernest Poole1918His Family
Harold L. Davis1936Honey in the Horn
N. Scott Momaday1969House Made of Dawn
Saul Bellow1976Humboldt's Gift
Ellen Glasgow1942In This Our Life
Richard Ford1996Independence Day
Jhumpa Lahiri2000Interpreter of Maladies
William Kennedy1984Ironweed
Martin Flavin1944Journey in the Dark
Caroline Miller1934Lamb in His Bosom
Oliver La Farge1930Laughing Boy
Anne Sexton1967Live or Die(Harvey)
Larry McMurtry1986Lonesome Dove
Elizabeth Frank1986Louise Bogan: A Portrait
Sara Teasdale1918Love Songs(Filsinger)
Geraldine Brooks2006March
Steven Millhauser1997Martin Dressler
Jeffrey Eugenides2003Middlesex
Richard Wilbur1989New and Collected Poems
Josephine Johnson1935Now in November
Elizabeth Strout2009Olive Kitteridge
Willa Cather1923One of Ours
Thornton Wilder1938Our Town
John Updike1991Rabbit at Rest
John Updike1982Rabbit Is Rich
Julia Peterkin1929Scarlet Sister Mary
Conrad Aiken1930Selected Poems
Edna Ferber1925So Big
James A. Michener1948Tales of the South Pacific
Margaret Wilson1924The Able McLaughlins
Edith Wharton1921The Age of Innocence
Michael Chabon2001The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Edna St. Vincent Millay1923The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver(Boyd)
Thornton Wilder1928The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Junot Díaz2008The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Herman Wouk1952The Caine Mutiny
Jean Stafford1970The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
Katherine Anne Porter1966The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Alice Walker1983The Color Purple
William Styron1968The Confessions of Nat Turner
Edwin O'Connor1962The Edge of Sadness
Norman Mailer1980The Executioner's Song
Bernard Malamud1967The Fixer
George Dillon1932The Flowering Stone
Pearl S. Buck1932The Good Earth
John Steinbeck1940The Grapes of Wrath
Michael Cunningham1999The Hours
Shirley Ann Grau1965The Keepers of the House
Michael Shaara1975The Killer Angels
Edward P. Jones2004The Known World
John Phillips Marquand1938The Late George Apley
Oscar Hijuelos1990The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Colson Whitehead2020The Nickel Boys
Louise Erdrich2021The Night Watchman
Zoe Akins1935The Old Maid
Ernest Hemingway1953The Old Man and the Sea
Margaret Widdemer1919The Old Road to Paradise
Eudora Welty1973The Optimist's Daughter
Richard Powers2019The Overstory
William Faulkner1963The Reivers
Cormac McCarthy2007The Road
E. Annie Proulx1994The Shipping News
Thornton Wilder1943The Skin of Our Teeth
Carol Shields1995The Stone Diaries
T. S. Stribling1933The Store
John Cheever1979The Stories of John Cheever
Conrad Richter1951The Town
Robert Lewis Taylor1959The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
Colson Whitehead2017The Underground Railroad
Theodore Roethke1954The Waking
A. B. Guthrie Jr.1950The Way West
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings1939The Yearling
Richard Wilbur1957Things of This World
Phyllis McGinley1961Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades
Paul Harding2010Tinkers
Harper Lee1961To Kill a Mockingbird
Amy Lowell1926What's O'Clock
Margaret Ayer Barnes1931Years of Grace