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The prize is given for "distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life." For more information, including previous winners and finalists, visit the official Pulitzer Prizes website.

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  Cover Art: The Goldfinch 2014
Tartt, Donna
The Goldfinch
"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"-- Provided by publisher.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Orphan Master's Son 2013
Johnson, Adam
The Orphan Master's Son
An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, "The Orphan Master's Son" follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
Adult Fiction Book
No award for fiction in 2012.
  Cover Art: A Visit from the Goon Squad 2011
Egan, Jennifer
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs confront their pasts in this powerful story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tinkers 2010
Harding, Paul
On his deathbed, surrounded by his family, George Washington Crosby's throughts drift back to his childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve.
Adult Fiction Book HARDING
  Cover Art: Olive Kitteridge 2009
Strout, Elizabeth
Olive Kitteridge
The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son.
Adult Fiction Book STROUT
  Cover Art: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 2008
Diaz, Junot
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.
Adult Fiction Book DAZ
  Cover Art: The Road 2007
McCarthy, Cormac
The Road
In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity. 250,000 first printing.
Adult Fiction Book MCCARTH
  Cover Art: March 2006
Brooks, Geraldine
In a story inspired by the father character in "Little Women" and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his beliefs challenged by his experiences.
Adult Fiction Book BROOKS
  Cover Art: Gilead 2005
Robinson, Marilynne
As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
Adult Fiction
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• Agee, James
• Barnes, Margaret Ayer
• Bellow, Saul
• Bromfield, Louis
• Brooks, Geraldine
• Buck, Pearl S.
• Butler, Robert Olen
• Cather, Willa
• Chabon, Michael
• Cheever, John
• Cozzens, James Gould
• Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
• Davis, H. L.
• Diaz, Junot
• Drury, Allen
• Egan, Jennifer
• Eugenides, Jeffrey
• Faulkner, William
• Ferber, Edna
• Flavin, Martin
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• Ford, Richard, 1944-
• Glasgow, Ellen
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• Grau, Shirley Ann
• Guthrie, A.B.
• Harding, Paul, 1967-
• Hemingway, Ernest
• Hersey, John
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• Hijuelos, Oscar
• Johnson, Josephine Winslow
• Jones, Edward P.
• Kantor, MacKinley
• Kennedy, William, 1928-
• La Farge, Oliver
• Lahiri, Jhumpa
• Lee, Harper
• Lewis, Sinclair
• Lurie, Alison
• Mailer, Norman
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• Malamud, Bernard
• Marquand, John Phillips
• McCarthy, Cormac
• McMurtry, Larry
• Michener, James A.
• Miller, Caroline Pafford
• Millhauser, Steven
• Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
• Momaday, N. Scott
• Morrison, Toni
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• O'Connor, Edwin
• Peterkin, Julia Mood
• Poole, Ernest
• Porter, Katherine Anne
• Proulx, Annie
• Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
• Richter, Conrad
• Robinson, Marilynne
fiction, nonfiction
• Roth, Philip
• Russo, Richard
• Shaara, Michael
• Shields, Carol
• Sinclair, Upton
• Smiley, Jane
• Stafford, Jean
• Stegner, Wallace
• Steinbeck, John
• Stribling, T. S.
• Strout, Elizabeth
• Styron, William
• Tarkington, Booth
• Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994
• Toole, John Kennedy
• Tyler, Anne
• Updike, John
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• Walker, Alice, 1944-
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• Warren, Robert Penn
• Welty, Eudora
• Wharton, Edith
• Wilder, Thornton
• Wilson, Margaret, 1882-1973
• Wouk, Herman