The Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

These awards, unbelievably, have been on the go for almost a century and are coming up to celebrating their 100th birthday.

A book lover’s paradise.

And a fine excuse for another list to work through:

 

Winners for Fiction (2000 – 2015)

2015 – ANNOUNCED 20/04/15 – “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr – read, now read, 10/10

2014 – “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt – read, 10/10

2013 – “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson – to read

2012 –  no prize

2011 – “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan – to read

2010 – “Tinkers” by Paul Harding – read, 8/10

2009 – “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout – read, 10/10, A FAVOURITE READ

2008 – “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz – to read

2007 – “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy – read, 10/10

2006 – “March” by Geraldine Brooks – read, 8/10

2005 – “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson – read, 6/10

2004 – “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones – to read

2003 – “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides – read, 10/10 – A FAVOURITE READ

2002 – “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo – to read

2001 – “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon – to read

2000 – “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri – to read

Selection from earlier years (1948 – 1999) – bit ambitious, this one …

1999 – “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham – read, 9/10

1998 – “American Pastoral” by Philip Roth – to read

1996 – “Independence Day” by Richard Ford – to read

1995 – “The Stone Diaries” by Carol Shields – to read

1994 – “The Shipping News” by E. Annie Proulx – to read

1992 – “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley – to read

1991 – “Rabbit at Rest” by John Updike – to read

1989 – “Breathing Lessons” by Anne Tyler – read, 9/10

1988 – “Beloved” by Toni Morrison – read, 5/10

1985 – “Foreign Affairs” by Alison Lurie – to read

1983 – “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker – read, 8/10

1982 – “Rabbit is Rich” by John Updike – to read

1977 – “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt – read, 10/10

1972 – “Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner – to read

1961 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee – read, 10/10

1955 – “A Fable” by William Faulkner – to read

1953 – “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway – read, 8/10

1948 – “Tales of the South Pacific” by James Michener – to read.

Have yet to read any Richard Russo, Carol Shields or Philip Roth, to my shame, but where to start ?

The 2015 Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists were announced on Monday 20th April, yet more titles to add to those lists then…

Image taken from here.
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7 Responses to The Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

  1. Julie says:

    Love these lists!

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  2. Kay says:

    Oh my – visit from the goon squad – I loved this odd quirky tale of American characters – just seeing it on the list reminds me of some of the stories and personalties – so it made some kind of impression – didn’t realise it had reached the dizzy heights of Pulitzer !

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  3. Kay, I have it in the house, slightly dog-eared copy from a second hand book sale. It’s just moved higher up that list. Apparently much lampooning goes on. Nx

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  4. Rachel says:

    The Stone Diaries is a wonderful introduction to Carol Shields. And, although I was somewhat busy with little people in the early 90s (maybe I was reading in the middle of the night!), I can also highly recommend The Shipping News and A Thousand Acres. Rx

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  5. Rachel, thanks for your hot tips – I have both ‘The Stone Diaries’ and ‘The Shipping News’ on those bulging bookshelves, so will hoik them out with no further ado and get cracking. Nicola.

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  6. Pingback: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (2014) – book review | Literary ramblings etc

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