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
Ernest Poole1918His Family
Edith Wharton1921The Age of Innocence
Booth Tarkington1922Alice Adams
Willa Cather1923One of Ours
Edna St. Vincent Millay1923
Margaret Wilson1924The Able McLaughlins
Edna Ferber1925So Big
Sinclair Lewis1926Arrowsmith
Louis Bromfield1927Early Autumn
Thornton Wilder1928The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Julia Peterkin1929Scarlet Sister Mary
Oliver La Farge1930Laughing Boy
Margaret Ayer Barnes1931Years of Grace
Pearl S. Buck1932The Good Earth
Thomas Sigismund Stribling1933The Store
Caroline Miller1934Lamb in His Bosom
Josephine Johnson1935Now in November
Harold L. Davis1936Honey in the Horn
Margaret Mitchell1937Gone with the Wind
John Phillips Marquand1938The Late George Apley
Thornton Wilder1938Our Town
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings1939The Yearling
John Steinbeck1940The Grapes of Wrath
Ellen Glasgow1942In This Our Life
Upton Sinclair1943Dragon's Teeth
Thornton Wilder1943The Skin of Our Teeth
Martin Flavin1944Journey in the Dark
John Hersey1945A Bell for Adano
Robert Penn Warren1947All the King's Men
James A. Michener1948Tales of the South Pacific
Tennessee Williams1948A Streetcar Named Desire
James Gould Cozzens1949Guard of Honor
Arthur Miller1949Death of a Salesman
A. B. Guthrie Jr.1950The Way West
Conrad Richter1951The Town
Herman Wouk1952The Caine Mutiny
Ernest Hemingway1953The Old Man and the Sea
William Faulkner1954A Fable
Tennessee Williams1955Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
MacKinlay Kantor1956Andersonville
James Agee1958A Death in the Family
Robert Lewis Taylor1959The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
Allen Drury1960Advise and Consent
Harper Lee1961To Kill a Mockingbird
Phyllis McGinley1961Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades
Edwin O'Connor1962The Edge of Sadness
William Faulkner1963The Reivers
Shirley Ann Grau1965The Keepers of the House
Katherine Anne Porter1966The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Bernard Malamud1967The Fixer
William Styron1968The Confessions of Nat Turner
N. Scott Momaday1969House Made of Dawn
Jean Stafford1970Stories of Jean Stafford
Wallace Stegner1972Angle of Repose
Eudora Welty1973The Optimist's Daughter
Michael Shaara1975The Killer Angels
Saul Bellow1976Humboldt's Gift
James Alan McPherson1978Elbow Room
John Cheever1979The Stories of John Cheever
Sam Shepard1979Buried Child(Rogers)
Norman Mailer1980The Executioner's Song
Philip Roth1980The Ghost Writer
William Wharton1980Birdy(Du Aime)
Frederick Buechner1981Godric
William Maxwell1981So Long, See You Tomorrow
John Kennedy Toole1981A Confederacy of Dunces
Marilynne Robinson1982Housekeeping(Summers)
Robert Stone1982A Flag for Sunrise
John Updike1982Rabbit Is Rich
Chaim Grade1983Rabbis and Wives
Anne Tyler1983Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Alice Walker1983The Color Purple
Thomas Berger1984The Feud
Raymond Carver1984Cathedral
William Kennedy1984Ironweed
Alison Lurie1985Foreign Affairs
Diana O'Hehir1985I Wish This War Were Over
Douglas Unger1985Leaving the Land
Russell Banks1986Continental Drift
Larry McMurtry1986Lonesome Dove
Anne Tyler1986The Accidental Tourist
Donald Barthelme1987Paradise
Norman Rush1987Whites
Peter Taylor1987A Summons to Memphis
Diane Johnson1988Persian Nights
Alice McDermott1988That Night
Toni Morrison1988Beloved(Wofford)
Raymond Carver1989Where I'm Calling From
Anne Tyler1989Breathing Lessons
E. L. Doctorow1990Billy Bathgate
Oscar Hijuelos1990The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Linda K. Hogan1991Mean Spirit
Tim O'Brien1991The Things They Carried
John Updike1991Rabbit at Rest
Don DeLillo1992Mao II
David Gates1992Jernigan
Robert M. Pirsig1992Lila: An Inquiry into Morals
Jane Smiley1992A Thousand Acres
Robert Olen Butler1993A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Alice McDermott1993At Weddings and Wakes
Joyce Carol Oates1993Black Water
Reynolds Price1994The Collected Stories
E. Annie Proulx1994The Shipping News
Philip Roth1994Operation Shylock: A Confession
Joyce Carol Oates1995What I Lived For by
Grace Paley1995The Collected Stories
Carol Shields1995The Stone Diaries
Richard Ford1996Sabbath's Theater
Richard Ford1996Independence Day
Oscar Hijuelos1996Mr. Ives' Christmas
Ursula K. Le Guin1997Unlocking the Air and Other Stories(Kroeber)
Steven Millhauser1997Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Joanna Scott1997The Manikin
Don DeLillo1998Underworld
Ursula K. Le Guin1998Bear and His Daughter: Stories(Kroeber)
Philip Roth1998American Pastoral
Russell Banks1999Cloudsplitter
Michael Cunningham1999The Hours
Barbara Kingsolver1999The Poisonwood Bible
Ha Jin2000Waiting
Jhumpa Lahiri2000Interpreter of Maladies
E. Annie Proulx2000Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Michael Chabon2001The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Joyce Carol Oates2001Blonde
Joy Williams2001The Quick and the Dead
Jonathan Franzen2002The Corrections
Richard Russo2002Empire Falls
Colson Whitehead2002John Henry Days
Andrea Barrett2003Servants of the Map: Stories
Jeffrey Eugenides2003Middlesex
Adam Haslett2003You Are Not a Stranger Here
Susan Choi2004American Woman
Edward P. Jones2004The Known World
Marianne Wiggins2004Evidence of Things Unseen
Ha Jin2005War Trash
Ward Just2005An Unfinished Season
Marianne Wiggins2005Gilead
Geraldine Brooks2006March
E. L. Doctorow2006The March
Lee Martin2006The Bright Forever
Cormac McCarthy2007The Road
Alice McDermott2007After This
Richard Powers2007The Echo Maker
Junot Díaz2008The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Denis Johnson2008Tree of Smoke
Lore Segal2008Shakespeare's Kitchen
Louise Erdrich2009The Plague of Doves
Christine Schutt2009All Souls
Elizabeth Strout2009Olive Kitteridge
Paul Harding2010Tinkers
Lydia Millet2010Love in Infant Monkeys
Daniyal Mueenuddin2010In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Jonathan Dee2011The Privileges
Jennifer Egan2011A Visit From the Goon Squad
Chang-rae Lee2011The Surrendered
Denis Johnson2012Train Dreams
Karen Russell2012Swamplandia!
David Foster Wallace2012The Pale King