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