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