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Pulitzer Prize-winning authors (fiction)

The Pulitzer Prize for distinguished fiction by an American author was first awarded in 1948. The following American authors have captured the prize.

  • A. B. Guthrie, Jr. - The Way West, 1950
  • Alice Walker - The Color Purple, 1983
  • Alison Lurie - Foreign Affairs, 1985
  • Allen Drury - Advise and Consent, 1960
  • Anne Tyler - Breathing Lessons, 1989
  • Carol Shields - The Stone Diaries, 1995
  • Conrad Richter - The Town, 1951
  • Cormac McCarthy - The Road, 2007
  • E. Annie Proulx - The Shipping News, 1994
  • Edward P. Jones - The Known World, 2004
  • Edwin O'Connor - The Edge of Sadness, 1962
  • Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge, 2009
  • Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea, 1953
  • Eudora Welty - The Optimist's Daughter, 1973
  • Geraldine Brooks - March, 2006
  • Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird, 1961
  • Herman Wouk - The Caine Mutiny, 1952
  • James A. Michener - Tales of the South Pacific, 1948
  • James Agee - A Death in the Family, 1958
  • James Alan McPherson - Elbow Room, 1978
  • James Gould Cozzens - Guard of Honor, 1949
  • Jane Smiley - A Thousand Acres, 1992
  • Jean Stafford - The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, 1970
  • Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex, 2003
  • Jennifer Egan - A Visit From the Goon Squad, 2011
  • Jhumpa Lahiri - Interpreter of Maladies, 2000
  • John Cheever - The Stories of John Cheever, 1979
  • John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces, 1981
  • John Updike - Rabbit At Rest, 1991
  • John Updike - Rabbit Is Rich, 1982
  • Junot Díaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, 2008
  • Katherine Anne Porter - The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, 1966
  • Larry McMurtry - Lonesome Dove, 1986
  • MacKinlay Kantor - Andersonville, 1956
  • Marilynne Robinson - Gilead, 2005
  • Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, 2001
  • Michael Cunningham - The Hours, 1999
  • Michael Shaara - The Killer Angels, 1975
  • N. Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn, 1969
  • Norman Mailer - The Executioner's Song, 1980
  • Oscar Hijuelos - The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, 1990
  • Paul Harding - Tinkers, 2010
  • Peter Taylor - A Summons to Memphis, 1987
  • Philip Roth - American Pastoral, 1998
  • Richard Ford - Independence Day, 1996
  • Richard Russo - Empire Falls, 2002
  • Robert Lewis Taylor - The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, 1959
  • Robert Olen Butler - A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, 1993
  • Saul Bellow - Humboldt's Gift, 1976
  • Shirley Ann Grau - The Keepers of the House, 1965
  • Steven Millhauser - Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, 1997
  • Toni Morrison - Beloved, 1988
  • Wallace Stegner - Angle of Repose, 1972
  • William Faulkner - The Reivers, 1963
  • William Faulkner - A Fable, 1955
  • William Kennedy - Ironweed, 1984
  • William Styron - The Confessions of Nat Turner, 1968
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