The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels Books
Vote List
298 votes 48 voters 4,665 views by  Ranker
Staff
more info

The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

List of the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. These are essentially the greatest books of fiction in the history of literature. Are you looking to buy a collection of the best novels of all time? According to the most prestigious prize out there, this list contains every single book deserving of such a title. Men and women can read these Pulitzer Prize winners to bed every night. Some of them are even appropriate for young adults or even younger, such as Harper Lee's famed "To Kill A Mockingbird."

Speaking of "Mockingbird," you will notice something interesting as you peruse this list of the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels of all time. So many of these winners for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction have been turned, or are currently being turned into, major motion pictures. It is clear that movie producers in Hollywood know when there is a good story that could garner critical claim with an adapted screenplay.

This list of all novels that won the Pulitzer Prize includes beloved classes like "The Color Purple," "The Old Man and the Sea," and "Lonesome Dove." Other newer titles on the list, like Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" and Jerry Eugenides's "Middlesex" are prime examples of modern literature that you should add to your book collection - if you haven't already.
</> Rerank List
  1. 1
    Up 22
    Down 1

    Harper Lee

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 11
    Down 2

    Cormac McCarthy

    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 11
    Down 3

    Toni Morrison

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 8
    Down 1

    Ernest Hemingway

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 8
    Down 1

    Jeffrey Eugenides

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 7
    Down 1

    Junot Díaz

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 9
    Down 3

    Michael Chabon

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 6
    Down 1

    Alice Walker

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 6
    Down 1

    E. Annie Proulx

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 7
    Down 2

    Herman Wouk

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 8
    Down 3

    John Kennedy Toole

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 5
    Down 1

    James A. Michener

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 5
    Down 1

    John Updike

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 5
    Down 1

    Philip Roth

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 5
    Down 1

    Saul Bellow

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 5
    Down 1

    Michael Cunningham

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 6
    Down 2

    Michael Shaara

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 3
    Down 0

    Norman Mailer

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 3
    Down 0

    Allen Drury

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 4
    Down 1

    N. Scott Momaday

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 5
    Down 2

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 6
    Down 3

    William Kennedy

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 6
    Down 3

    Larry McMurtry

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 8
    Down 5

    Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 3
    Down 1

    MacKinlay Kantor

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 3
    Down 1

    Edward P. Jones

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 3
    Down 1

    Richard Russo

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 3
    Down 1

    new! Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 3
    Down 1

    Geraldine Brooks

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr.

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 2
    Down 1

    Conrad Richter

    open report item
  32. 32
    Up 2
    Down 1

    William Styron

    open report item
  33. 33
    Up 2
    Down 1

    Bernard Malamud

    open report item
  34. 34
    Up 2
    Down 1

    John Updike

    open report item
  35. 35
    Up 2
    Down 1

    Marilynne Robinson

    open report item
  36. 36
    Up 3
    Down 2

    James Agee

    open report item
  37. 37
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Carol Shields

    open report item
  38. 38
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Foreign Affairs Alison Lurie

    open report item
  39. 39
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Edwin O'Connor

    open report item
  40. 40
    Up 1
    Down 1

    James Alan McPherson

    open report item
  41. 41
    Up 1
    Down 1

    The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford Jean Stafford

    open report item
  42. 42
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Jennifer Egan

    open report item
  43. 43
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Richard Ford

    open report item
  44. 44
    Up 2
    Down 2

    Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer Steven Millhauser

    open report item
  45. 45
    Up 5
    Down 5

    Guard of Honor James Gould Cozzens

    open report item
  46. 46
    Up 1
    Down 2

    Robert Olen Butler

    open report item
  47. 47
    Up 1
    Down 2

    A Summons to Memphis Peter Taylor

    open report item
  48. 48
    Up 0
    Down 1

    Tinkers Paul Harding

    open report item
  49. 49
    Up 0
    Down 1

    Jane Smiley

    open report item
  50. 50
    Up 0
    Down 1

    William Faulkner

    open report item
  51. 58 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
BE THE FIRST TO ADD AN ITEM

items 1 - 50 of 57

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists