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The Pulitzer Prize was begun by New York World newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) to honor the best book published the previous year.  For more information about a book and its author, click on the author's name or on "Buy."
 

YEAR TITLE AUTHOR  
1918 His Family Ernest Poole  Buy
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington  Buy
1921 The Age Of Innocence Edith Wharton  Buy
1922 Alice Adams Booth Tarkington  Buy
1923 One of Ours Willa Cather  Buy
1924 The Able McLaughlins Margaret Wilson  Buy
1925 So Big Edna Ferber  Buy
1926 Arrowsmith Sinclair Lewis  Buy
1927 Early Autumn Louis Bromfield  Buy
1928 Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder  Buy
1929 Scarlet Sister Mary Julia M. Peterkin  Buy
1930 Laughing Boy Oliver LA Farge  Buy
1931 Years of Grace Margaret Ayer Barnes  Buy
1932 The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck  Buy
1933 The Store T. S. Stribling  Buy
1934 Lamb in His Bosom Caroline Miller  Buy
1935 Now in November Josephine W. Johnson  Buy
1936 Honey in the Horn Harold L. Davis  Buy
1937 Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell  Buy

1938

The Late George Apley John P. Marquand  Buy
1939 The Yearling Marjory Kinnan Rawlings  Buy
1940 The Grapes Of Wrath John Steinbeck  Buy
1942 In This Our Life Ellen Glasgow  Buy
1943 Dragon's Teeth Upton Sinclair  Buy
1944 Journey in the Dark Martin Flavin  Buy
1945 A Bell for Adano John Hersey  Buy
1947 All The King's Men Robert Penn Warren  Buy
1948 Tales of the South Pacific James A. Michener  Buy
1949 Guard of Honor James Gould Cozzens  Buy
1950 The Way West A.B. Guthrie, Jr.  Buy
1951 The Town Conrad Richter Buy
1952 The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk  Buy
1953 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway  Buy
1955 A Fable William Faulkner  Buy
1956 Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor  Buy
1958 A Death in the Family James Agee  Buy
1959 The Travels of Jaimie Robert Lewis Taylor  Buy
1960 Advise and Consent Allen Drury  Buy
1961 To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee  Buy
1962 The Edge of Sadness Edwin O'Connor  Buy
1963 The Reivers William Faulkner  Buy
1965 The Keepers of the House Shirley Ann Grau  Buy
1966 Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter  Buy
1967 The Fixer Bernard Malamud  Buy
1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner William Styron  Buy
1969 House Made of Dawn N. Scott Momaday  Buy
1970 Collected Stories of Jean Stafford Jean Stafford  Buy
1972 Angle Of Repose Wallace Earle Stegner  Buy
1973 The Optimist's Daughter Eudora Welty  Buy
1975 The Killer Angels Michael Shaara  Buy
1976 Humboldt's Gift Saul Bellow  Buy
1978 Elbow Room James Alan McPherson  Buy
1979 The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever  Buy
1980 The Executioner's Song Norman Mailer  Buy
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole  Buy
1982 Rabbit is Rich John Updike  Buy
1983 The Color Purple Alice Walker  Buy
1984 Ironweed William J. Kennedy  Buy
1985 Foreign Affairs Alison Lurie  Buy
1986 Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry  Buy
1987 A Summons to Memphis Peter Hillsman Taylor  Buy
1988 Beloved Toni Morrison  Buy
1989 Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler  Buy
1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Oscar Hijuelos  Buy
1991 Rabbit at Rest John Updike  Buy
1992 A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley  Buy
1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories Robert Olen Butler  Buy
1994 The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx  Buy
1995 The Stone Diaries Carol Shields  Buy
1996 Independence Day Richard Ford  Buy
1997 Martin Dressler Steven Millhauser  Buy
1998 American Pastoral Philip Roth  Buy
1999 The Hours Michael Cunningham  Buy
2000 Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri  Buy
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon  Buy
2002 Empire Falls Richard Russo  Buy
2003 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides  Buy
2004 The Known World Edward P. Jones  Buy
2005 Gilead: A Novel Marilynne Robinson  Buy

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