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The Literary World

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

This prize has been awarded annually since 1918 for fiction in book form by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.

  • Alison Lurie (born 1926)

    American novelist.

    • 1985 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Foreign Affairs
  • Anne Tyler (born 1941)

    American novelist.

    • 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Breathing Lessons
  • Caroline Miller (born 1903)

    American novelist.

    • 1934 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Lamb in His Bosom
  • E. Annie Proulx (born 1935)

    American novelist.

    • 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Shipping News
  • Edith Wharton (born 1862, died 1937)

    American novelist.

    • 1921 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Age of Innocence
  • Edna Ferber (born 1887, died 1968)

    American novelist.

    • 1925 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for So Big
  • Ellen Glasgow (born 1874, died 1945)

    American novelist.

    • 1942 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for In This Our Life
  • Harper Lee (born 1926)

    American novelist.

    • 1961 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Jane Smiley (born 1949)

    American novelist.

    • 1992 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for A Thousand Acres
  • Jean Stafford (born 1915, died 1979)

    American short-story writer.

    • 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Collected Stories
  • Josephine W. Johnson (born 1910, died 1990)

    American novelist.

    • 1935 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Now in November
  • Julia M. Peterkin (born 1880, died 1961)

    American novelist.

    • 1929 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Scarlet Sister Mary
  • Margaret Wilson (born 1882, died 1973)

    American novelist.

    • 1924 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Able McLaughlins
  • Margaret Ayer Barnes (born 1886, died 1967)

    American novelist and playwright.

    • 1931 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Years of Grace
  • Margaret Mitchell (born 1900, died 1949)

    American novelist.

    • 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Gone with the Wind
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (born 1896, died 1953)

    American novelist.

    • 1939 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Yearling
  • Pearl S. Buck (born 1892, died 1973)

    American novelist.

    • 1932 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Good Earth
  • Shirley Ann Grau (born 1929)

    American novelist and journalist.

    • 1965 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Keepers of the House
  • Toni Morrison (born 1931)

    American novelist.

    • 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Beloved
  • Willa Cather (born 1873, died 1947)

    American novelist and short-story writer.

    • 1923 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for One of Ours
  • Alice Walker (born 1944)

    American novelist, essayist and poet.

    • 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Color Purple
  • Eudora Welty (born 1909)

    American novelist and short-story writer.

    • 1973 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Optimist''s Daughter
  • Katherine Anne Porter (born 1890, died 1980)

    American novelist and short-story writer.

    • 1966 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for Collected Stories
  • Carol Shields

    American novelist.

    • 1995 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, for The Stone Diaries

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