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(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)
Thomas Sigismund Stribling1933The Store
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 Sandburg1940The 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
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
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 Stafford1970Stories 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)
Philip Roth1980The Ghost Writer(Milton)
William Wharton1980Birdy(Albert)
Frederick Buechner1981Godric(Carl)
John Kennedy Toole1981A Confederacy of Dunces
William Maxwell1981So Long, See You Tomorrow(Keepers)
John Updike1982Rabbit Is Rich(Hoyer)
Marilynne Robinson1982Housekeeping
Robert Stone1982A Flag for Sunrise
Alice Walker1983The Color Purple(Malsenior, Tallulah, Kate)
Anne Tyler1983Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Chaim Grade1983Rabbis and Wives
Mary Oliver1984American Primitive(Jane)
Raymond Carver1984Cathedral(Clevie)
Thomas Berger1984The Feud(Louis)
William Kennedy1984Ironweed(Joseph)
Alison Lurie1985Foreign Affairs
Diana O'Hehir1985I Wish This War Were Over(Farnham)
Douglas Unger1985Leaving the Land
Anne Tyler1986The Accidental Tourist
Elizabeth Frank1986Louise Bogan: A Portrait
Larry McMurtry1986Lonesome Dove(Jeff)
Russell Banks1986Continental Drift
Donald Barthelme1987Paradise
Norman Rush1987Whites
Peter Taylor1987A Summons to Memphis(Matthew, Hillsman)
Alice McDermott1988That Night
Diane Johnson1988Persian Nights
Toni Morrison1988Beloved(Chloe, Ardelia)
Anne Tyler1989Breathing Lessons
Raymond Carver1989Where I'm Calling From(Clevie)
Richard Wilbur1989New and Collected Poems(Purdy)
E. L. Doctorow1990Billy Bathgate(Edgar, Lawrence)
Oscar Hijuelos1990The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love(Jerome)
John Updike1991Rabbit at Rest(Hoyer)
Linda K. Hogan1991Mean Spirit
Tim O'Brien1991The Things They Carried
David Gates1992Jernigan
Don DeLillo1992Mao II(Donald, Richard)
Jane Smiley1992A Thousand Acres
Robert M. Pirsig1992Lila: An Inquiry into Morals(Maynard)
Alice McDermott1993At Weddings and Wakes
Joyce Carol Oates1993Black Water
Robert Olen Butler1993A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
E. Annie Proulx1994The Shipping News(Edna)
Philip Roth1994Operation Shylock: A Confession(Milton)
Reynolds Price1994The Collected Stories
Carol Shields1995The Stone Diaries(Ann)
Grace Paley1995The Collected Stories
Joyce Carol Oates1995What I Lived For by
Oscar Hijuelos1996Mr. Ives' Christmas(Jerome)
Richard Ford1996Sabbath's Theater
Richard Ford1996Independence Day
Joanna Scott1997The Manikin
Steven Millhauser1997Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Ursula K. Le Guin1997Unlocking the Air and Other Stories
Don DeLillo1998Underworld(Donald, Richard)
Philip Roth1998American Pastoral(Milton)
Ursula K. Le Guin1998Bear and His Daughter: Stories
Barbara Kingsolver1999The Poisonwood Bible
Michael Cunningham1999The Hours
Russell Banks1999Cloudsplitter
E. Annie Proulx2000Close Range: Wyoming Stories(Edna)
Ha Jin2000Waiting(Xuěfēi)
Jhumpa Lahiri2000Interpreter of Maladies
Joy Williams2001The Quick and the Dead
Joyce Carol Oates2001Blonde
Michael Chabon2001The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Colson Whitehead2002John Henry Days
Jonathan Franzen2002The Corrections(Earl)
Richard Russo2002Empire Falls
Adam Haslett2003You Are Not a Stranger Here
Andrea Barrett2003Servants of the Map: Stories
Jeffrey Eugenides2003Middlesex(Kent)
Edward P. Jones2004The Known World(Paul)
Marianne Wiggins2004Evidence of Things Unseen
Susan Choi2004American Woman
Ha Jin2005War Trash(Xuěfēi)
Marianne Wiggins2005Gilead
Ward Just2005An Unfinished Season
E. L. Doctorow2006The March(Edgar, Lawrence)
Geraldine Brooks2006March
Lee Martin2006The Bright Forever
Alice McDermott2007After This
Cormac McCarthy2007The Road(Charles, Joseph)
Richard Powers2007The Echo Maker
Denis Johnson2008Tree of Smoke(Hale)
Junot Díaz2008The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Lore Segal2008Shakespeare's Kitchen
Christine Schutt2009All Souls
Elizabeth Strout2009Olive Kitteridge
Louise Erdrich2009The Plague of Doves(Karen)
Daniyal Mueenuddin2010In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Lydia Millet2010Love in Infant Monkeys
Paul Harding2010Tinkers
Chang-rae Lee2011The Surrendered
Jennifer Egan2011A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jonathan Dee2011The Privileges
David Foster Wallace2012The Pale King
Denis Johnson2012Train Dreams(Hale)
Karen Russell2012Swamplandia!