Pulitzer Award Winners

The Pulitzer Awards were established by Joseph Pulitzer in 1917 and are currently administered by Columbia University. They honour achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. Included in this list are individual winners in any of the award's 21 categories.
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NameYearWorkOther Names
James Agee1958A Death in the Family
Margaret Ayer Barnes1931Years of Grace
Russell Banks1999Cloudsplitter
Russell Banks1986Continental Drift
Andrea Barrett2003Servants of the Map: Stories
Donald Barthelme1987Paradise
Saul Bellow1976Humboldt's Gift
Thomas Berger1984The Feud
Louis Bromfield1927Early Autumn
Geraldine Brooks2006March
Pearl S. Buck1932The Good Earth
Frederick Buechner1981Godric
Robert Olen Butler1993A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Raymond Carver1984Cathedral
Raymond Carver1989Where I'm Calling From
Willa Cather1923One of Ours
Michael Chabon2001The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
John Cheever1979The Stories of John Cheever
Susan Choi2004American Woman
James Gould Cozzens1949Guard of Honor
Michael Cunningham1999The Hours
Harold L. Davis1936Honey in the Horn
Jonathan Dee2011The Privileges
Don DeLillo1992Mao II
Don DeLillo1998Underworld
Junot Díaz2008The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
E. L. Doctorow1990Billy Bathgate
E. L. Doctorow2006The March
Allen Drury1960Advise and Consent
Jennifer Egan2011A Visit From the Goon Squad
Louise Erdrich2009The Plague of Doves
Jeffrey Eugenides2003Middlesex
William Faulkner1954A Fable
William Faulkner1963The Reivers
Edna Ferber1925So Big
Martin Flavin1944Journey in the Dark
Richard Ford1996Independence Day
Richard Ford1996Sabbath's Theater
Jonathan Franzen2002The Corrections
David Gates1992Jernigan
Ellen Glasgow1942In This Our Life
Chaim Grade1983Rabbis and Wives
Shirley Ann Grau1965The Keepers of the House
A. B. Guthrie Jr.1950The Way West
Ha Jin2000Waiting
Ha Jin2005War Trash
Paul Harding2010Tinkers
Adam Haslett2003You Are Not a Stranger Here
Ernest Hemingway1953The Old Man and the Sea
John Hersey1945A Bell for Adano
Oscar Hijuelos1996Mr. Ives' Christmas
Oscar Hijuelos1990The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Linda K. Hogan1991Mean Spirit
Denis Johnson2012Train Dreams
Denis Johnson2008Tree of Smoke
Diane Johnson1988Persian Nights
Josephine Johnson1935Now in November
Edward P. Jones2004The Known World
Ward Just2005An Unfinished Season
MacKinlay Kantor1956Andersonville
William Kennedy1984Ironweed
Barbara Kingsolver1999The Poisonwood Bible
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings1939The Yearling
Ursula K. Le Guin1998Bear and His Daughter: Stories(Kroeber)
Ursula K. Le Guin1997Unlocking the Air and Other Stories(Kroeber)
Oliver La Farge1930Laughing Boy
Jhumpa Lahiri2000Interpreter of Maladies
Chang-rae Lee2011The Surrendered
Harper Lee1961To Kill a Mockingbird
Sinclair Lewis1926Arrowsmith
Alison Lurie1985Foreign Affairs
Norman Mailer1980The Executioner's Song
Bernard Malamud1967The Fixer
Lee Martin2006The Bright Forever
William Maxwell1981So Long, See You Tomorrow
Cormac McCarthy2007The Road
Alice McDermott2007After This
Alice McDermott1993At Weddings and Wakes
Alice McDermott1988That Night
Larry McMurtry1986Lonesome Dove
James Alan McPherson1978Elbow Room
James A. Michener1948Tales of the South Pacific
Edna St. Vincent Millay1923
Arthur Miller1949Death of a Salesman
Caroline Miller1934Lamb in His Bosom
Lydia Millet2010Love in Infant Monkeys
Steven Millhauser1997Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Margaret Mitchell1937Gone with the Wind
N. Scott Momaday1969House Made of Dawn
Toni Morrison1988Beloved(Wofford)
Daniyal Mueenuddin2010In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Joyce Carol Oates1993Black Water
Joyce Carol Oates2001Blonde
Joyce Carol Oates1995What I Lived For by
Tim O'Brien1991The Things They Carried
Edwin O'Connor1962The Edge of Sadness
Diana O'Hehir1985I Wish This War Were Over
Grace Paley1995The Collected Stories
Julia Peterkin1929Scarlet Sister Mary
John Phillips Marquand1938The Late George Apley
Robert M. Pirsig1992Lila: An Inquiry into Morals
Ernest Poole1918His Family
Katherine Anne Porter1966The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Richard Powers2007The Echo Maker
Reynolds Price1994The Collected Stories
E. Annie Proulx2000Close Range: Wyoming Stories
E. Annie Proulx1994The Shipping News
Conrad Richter1951The Town
Marilynne Robinson1982Housekeeping(Summers)
Philip Roth1998American Pastoral
Philip Roth1994Operation Shylock: A Confession
Philip Roth1980The Ghost Writer
Norman Rush1987Whites
Karen Russell2012Swamplandia!
Richard Russo2002Empire Falls
Christine Schutt2009All Souls
Joanna Scott1997The Manikin
Lore Segal2008Shakespeare's Kitchen
Michael Shaara1975The Killer Angels
Sam Shepard1979Buried Child(Rogers)
Carol Shields1995The Stone Diaries
Upton Sinclair1943Dragon's Teeth
Jane Smiley1992A Thousand Acres
Jean Stafford1970Stories of Jean Stafford
Wallace Stegner1972Angle of Repose
John Steinbeck1940The Grapes of Wrath
Robert Stone1982A Flag for Sunrise
Thomas Sigismund Stribling1933The Store
Elizabeth Strout2009Olive Kitteridge
William Styron1968The Confessions of Nat Turner
Booth Tarkington1922Alice Adams
Peter Taylor1987A Summons to Memphis
Robert Lewis Taylor1959The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
John Kennedy Toole1981A Confederacy of Dunces
Anne Tyler1989Breathing Lessons
Anne Tyler1983Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Anne Tyler1986The Accidental Tourist
Douglas Unger1985Leaving the Land
John Updike1991Rabbit at Rest
John Updike1982Rabbit Is Rich
Alice Walker1983The Color Purple
David Foster Wallace2012The Pale King
Robert Penn Warren1947All the King's Men
Eudora Welty1973The Optimist's Daughter
Edith Wharton1921The Age of Innocence
William Wharton1980Birdy(Du Aime)
Colson Whitehead2002John Henry Days
Marianne Wiggins2004Evidence of Things Unseen
Marianne Wiggins2005Gilead
Thornton Wilder1938Our Town
Thornton Wilder1928The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder1943The Skin of Our Teeth
Joy Williams2001The Quick and the Dead
Tennessee Williams1948A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams1955Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
Margaret Wilson1924The Able McLaughlins
Herman Wouk1952The Caine Mutiny