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Reading Challenge: Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

I’m sure someone somewhere created a reading challenge for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but I started this one on my own several years ago before I even knew that reading challenges existed. The titles of the ones I’ve completed are in red. The ones I’ve started and abandoned remain in black. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it all the way through them on the next attempt.

 

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

 

2014 To be announced in April
2013 The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
2012 No award!
2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
2010 Tinkers by Paul Harding
2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
2006 March by Geraldine Brooks
2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones
2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: A Novel by Michael Chabon
2000 Interpreter of Maladies: Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri
1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham
1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth
1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford
1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
1991 Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison
1987 A Summons to Memphis by Peter Hillsman Taylor
1986 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
1984 Ironweed by William Kennedy
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
1982 Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole
1980 The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
1979 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
1978 Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
1977 No Award
1976 Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
1974 No Award
1973 The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
1971 No Award
1970 Collected Stories by Jean Stafford
1969 House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
1966 The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
1965 The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
1964 No Award
1963 The Reivers by William Faulkner
1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor
1961 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
1958 A Death in the Family by James Agee
1957 No Award
1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
1955 A Fable by William Faulkner
1954 No Award
1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1952 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
1951 The Town by Conrad Richter
1950 The Way West by Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr.
1949 Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
1948 Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

 

The Pulitzer Prize for Novels

 

1947 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
1946 No Award
1945 A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
1944 Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin
1943 Dragon’s Teeth by Upton Sinclair
1942 In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow
1941 No Award
1940 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
1939 The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1938 The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand
1937 Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
1936 Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis
1935 Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson
1934 Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
1933 The Store by T. S. Stribling
1932 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
1931 Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes
1930 Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge
1929 Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin
1928 The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
1927 Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield
1926 Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
1925 So Big by Edna Ferber
1924 The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson
1923 One of Ours by Willa Cather
1922 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
1921 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
1920 No Award
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
1918 His Family by Ernest Poole
1917  No Award