Monday, December 8, 2008

Pulitzer Prize Winner List

Here is my list of Pulitzer prize winners that I have read. Once I have read it, I will highlight it in red. My goal is to read all of these books eventually.

Year Novel
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)

2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)
Read October 2007 Highly Recommend
2006 March by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar)
2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/ HarperCollins)
2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar)

2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Random House)
2000 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin)
1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser (Crown)
1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)
1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (Viking)
1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (Charles Scribner's Sons)
1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (Henry Holt)
1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Alfred A. Knopf)
Read 2001 and several times since then. This is one of my absolute favorite books. It is the story of Shakespeare's King Lear set on a farm in Iowa.

1991 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf)
1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (Farrar)
1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf)
1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)
1987 A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)
1986 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster)
1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie (Random House)
1984 Ironweed by William Kennedy (Viking)
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace)
1982 Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike (Knopf)
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication) (Louisiana State U. Press)
1980 The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer (Little)
1979 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (Knopf)
1978 Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson (Atlantic Monthly Press)
1977 (No Award)
1976 Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow (Viking)
1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (McKay)
1974 (No Award)
1973 The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty (Random)
1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Doubleday)
1971 (No Award)
1970 Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Farrar)
1969 House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Harper)
1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Random)
1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (Farrar)
1966 Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (Harcourt)
1965 The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau (Random)
1964 (No Award)
1963 The Reivers by William Faulkner (Random)
1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor (Little)
1961 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Lippincott)
1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (Doubleday)
1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor (Doubleday)
1958 A Death In The Family by the late James Agee (a posthumous publication) (McDowell, Obolensky)
1957 (No Award)
1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor (World)
1955 A Fable by William Faulkner (Random)
1954 (No Award)
1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner)
1952 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Doubleday)
1951 The Town by Conrad Richter (Knopf)


2008 Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2008 Shakespeare’s Kitchen by Lore Segal (The New Press)
2007 After This by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2007 The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2006 The March by E.L. Doctorow (Random House)
2006 The Bright Forever by Lee Martin (Shaye Areheart Books/Crown Publishing)
2005 War Trash by Ha Jin (Pantheon Books)
2005 An Unfinished Season by Ward Just (Houghton Mifflin)
2004 American Woman by Susan Choi (HarperCollins) June 2009
2004 Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins (Simon & Schuster)
2003 Servants of the Map: Stories by Andrea Barrett (W.W. Norton)
2003 You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
2002 The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar)
2002 John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
2001 Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates (The Ecco Press/HarperCollins)
2001 The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams (Alfred A. Knopf)
2000 Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx (Scribner) pre-2009
2000 Waiting by Ha Jin (Pantheon Books)
1999 Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks (HarperFlamingo)
1999 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperFlamingo) pre-2009
1998 Underworld by Don DeLillo (Scribner)
1998 Bear and His Daughter: Stories by Robert Stone (Houghton Mifflin)
1997 Unlocking the Air and Other Stories by Ursula K. LeGuin (HarperCollins)
1997 The Manikin by Joanna Scott (Henry Holt)
1996 Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos (HarperCollins)
1996 Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
1995 What I Lived For by Joyce Carol Oates (Dutton)
1995 The Collected Stories by Grace Paley (Farrar)
1994 The Collected Stories by Reynolds Price (Atheneum)
1994 Operation Shylock: A Confession by Philip Roth (Simon & Schuster)
1993 At Weddings and Wakes by Alice McDermott (Farrar Straus Giroux)
1993 Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates (Dutton)
1992 Mao II by Don DeLillo (Viking)
1992 Jernigan by David Gates (Alfred A. Knopf)
1992 Lila: An Inquiry into Morals by Robert M. Pirsig (Bantam Books)
1991 Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan (Atheneum)
1991 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Houghton Mifflin)
1990 Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow (Random House)
1989 Where I'm Calling From by the late Raymond Carver (Atlantic Monthly)
1988 Persian Nights by Diane Johnson (Alfred A. Knopf)
1988 That Night by Alice McDermott (Farrar) pre-2009
1987 Paradise by Donald Barthelme (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
1987 Whites by Norman Rush (Alfred A. Knopf)
1986 Continental Drift by Russell Banks (Harper & Row)
1986 The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf) pre-2009
1985 I Wish This War Were Over by Diana O'Hehir (Atheneum)
1985 Leaving the Land by Douglas Unger (Harper & Row)
1984 The Feud by Thomas Berger (Delacorte)
1984 Cathedral by Raymond Carver (Knopf)
1983 Rabbis and Wives by the late Chaim Grade (Knopf)
1983 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler (Knopf)
1982 Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar)
1982 A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone (Knopf)
1981 Godric by Frederick Buechner (Atheneum)
1981 So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell (Knopf)
1980 The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth (Farrar)
1980 Birdy by William Wharton (Knopf)


Karen said...

Interesting to see the lists and what you have read. I have read Cane River (Oprah's list). I would be happy to pass it on to you but I'm not sure I still have it. You've inspired me to read more this year, though. I do keep a list of books I've read through the year in my diary.


APA said...

Invaluable list. This is just so exciting! I just picked up The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz this weekend on the recommendation of my sister. Of course, I got several others so I'm not sure when I'll actually turn the first page on it, but soon!