Pulitzer Prize


John P. Marquand, The Late George Apley, 1938
Robert L. Taylor, The Travels of Jaime McPheeters, 1959
Katherine Anne Porter, Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, 1966
Bernard Malamud, The Fixer, 1967
Jean Stafford, Collected Stories, 1970
Wallace Stegner, Angel of Repose, 1972
Eudora Welty, The Optimist’s Daughter, 1973
Saul Bellow, Humbolt’s Gift, 1976
James A. McPherson, Elbow Room, 1978
John Cheever, The Stories of John Cheever, 1979
Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1983
Alison Lurie, Foreign Affairs, 1985
Peter Taylor, A Summons to Memphis, 1987
Oscar Hijuelos, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, 1990
Philip Roth, American Pastoral, 1998
Michael Cunningham, The Hours, 1999
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex, 2003
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge, 2009
Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad, 2011
Andrew Sean Greer, Less, 2018
Louise Erdrich, The Night Watchman, 2021


Leon Edel, Henry James: Vol. 1, The Conquest of London, 1870-1881; Vol. III The Middle Years: 1881-1895, 1963
Louis Sheaffer, O’Neill, Son and Artist, 1974
William Finnegan, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, 2016


Dale Maharidge (with Michael Williamson), And Their Children After Them, 1990
Eliza Griswold, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, 2019
Andrea Elliott, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, 2022


Van Wyck Brooks, The Flowering of New England, 1937
Doris Kearns Goodwin, No Ordinary Time – Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, 1995


Jules Feiffer, The Village Voice, 1986


Marya Zaturenska, Cold Morning Sky, 1938
John Gould Fletcher, Selected Poems, 1939
Robert Lowell, Lord Weary’s Castle, 1947
Peter Viereck, Terror and Decorum, 1949
Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen, 1950
Theodore Roethke, The Waking, 1954
Elizabeth Bishop, Poems: North & South – A Cold Spring, 1956
Stanley Kunitz, Selected Poems 1928-1958, 1959
W.D. Snodgrass, Heart’s Needle, 1960
William Carlos Williams, Pictures from Breughel, 1963
Richard Eberhart, Selected Poems, 1966
Robert Lowell, The Dolphin, 1974
Howard Nemerov, Collected Poems, 1978
Donald Justice, Selected Poems, 1980
Sylvia Plath, Collected Poems, 1982
Galway Kinnell, Selected Poems, 1983
William Meredith, Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems, 1988
Mona Van Duyn, Near Changes, 1991
Mark Strand, Blizzard of One, 1999
Stephen Dunn, Different Hours, 2001
Carl Dennis, Practical Gods, 2002
Paul Muldoon, Moy Sand and Gravel, 2003
Philip Schultz, Failure, 2008
Peter Balakian, Ozone, 2016
Forrest Gander, Be With, 2019
Jericho Brown, The Tradition, 2020


Hatcher Hughes, Hell-Bent fer Heaven, 1924
Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive, 1998
David Auburn, Proof, 2001
Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife, 2004
Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced, 2013
Annie Baker, The Flick, 2014


Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, 1945
Virgil Thomson, Louisiana Song, 1949
Gail Kubik, Symphony Concertante, 1952
Quincy Porter, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, 1954
Ernest Toch, Third Symphony, 1956
Karel Husa, String Quartet No. 3, 1969
Ned Rorem, Air Music, 1976
David Del Tredici, In Memory of a Summer Day, 1980
George Perle, Wind Quintet No. 4, 1986
George Walker, When Lilacs in the Dooryard Bloom’d, 1996
Aaron Jay Kernis, String Quartet No. 2, Musica Instrumentalis, 1998
Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy, 2004
Steven Stucky, Second Concerto for Orchestra, 2005
Zhou Long, Madame White Snake, 2011
Du Yun, Angel’s Bone, 2017
Tania León, Stride, 2021


Carl Bernstein (with the Washington Post), for investigation of the Watergate case, 1973


Tim Weiner (Philadelphia Inquirer), for investigation of a secret Pentagon budget, 1988


Sheri Fink (ProPublica, in collaboration with the New York Times Magazine), for a story about a hospital staff’s life-and-death decisions during Hurricane Katrina, 2010


Sheri Fink (with the New York Times), for reporting on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, 2015