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Pulitzer Prize For Fiction Nominees List

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List of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominees, from every year. All Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominees are listed below alphabetically, but can by sorted by any column. From people who won, to people who lost, this list includes every notable person considered for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction since the beginning of the award. The famous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominees include photos and additional information about the nominees themselves if you click on their name. You can find out everything they've been honored for or even nominated for on their own personal page. While this is a big list of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominees, it does give you a chance to look at the history of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and who's been considered throughout it. If you're looking for the winners, then you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award winners, as well as the rest of the award nominees lists we have. Every Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominee that is listed below can be used to start a new list of your favorites. While this is not necessarily a complete list of all Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominees ever, it is a list of the most memorable or well-known Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nominees. To help make this a full list of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, you can simply add to this one. This list answers the question "who has been nominated for Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?" You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (81 items)


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    Adam Haslett
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    Adam Haslett is an American fiction writer. He was born in Port Chester, New York and grew up in Oxfordshire, England, and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the University of Iowa, and Yale Law School. He has been a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and ...more

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    Adam Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist and short story writer.more

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    Alice McDermott
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    Alice McDermott is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel Charming Billy she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. McDermott is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities.more

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    Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland among other works.more

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    Alison Lurie is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress.more

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    Andrea Barrett
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    Andrea Barrett is an American novelist and short story writer. Her collection Ship Fever won the 1996 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction, and she received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001. Her book Servants of the Map was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Archangel was a finalist ...more

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    Anne Tyler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 20 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, and Breathing Lessons. All three were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and ...more

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    Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels.more

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    Carol Ann Shields, CC OM FRSC was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada.more

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    Chaim Grade was one of the leading Yiddish writers of the twentieth century. Grade was raised Orthodox-leaning, and he studied in yeshiva as a teenager, but ended up secular, in part from his poetic ambitions. Losing his family in the Holocaust, he resettled in New York, and increasingly took to ...more

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    Chang-Rae Lee
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    Chang-rae Lee is a Korean American novelist and a professor of creative writing at Princeton University, where he has served as the director of Princeton's Program in Creative Writing.more

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    Christine Schutt
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    Christine Schutt, an American novelist and short story writer, has been a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She received her BA and MA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her MFA from Columbia University. She is also a senior editor at NOON, ...more

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    Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is the author of the 1999 novel The Intuitionist, as well as four other novels and one book of non-fiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship.more

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    Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, spanning the southern gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Road. His 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was ...more

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    Daniyal Mueenuddin
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    Daniyal Mueenuddin is a Pakistani-American author who writes in English. His short-story collection In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, has been translated into sixteen languages, and won The Story Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and other honors and critical acclaim. Born in Los Angeles, USA, he ...more

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    David Foster Wallace
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    David Foster Wallace was an American author of novels, short stories and essays, as well as a professor of English and creative writing. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which was cited by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. Los ...more

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    David Gates is an American journalist and novelist. His first novel, Jernigan, about a dysfunctional one-parent family, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This was followed by a second novel, Preston Falls, and a short story collection, ...more

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    Denis Johnson
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    Denis Hale Johnson is an American writer best known for his short story collection Jesus' Son and his novel Tree of Smoke, which won the National Book Award for Fiction. He also writes plays, poetry and non-fiction.more

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    Diana O'Hehir

    Diana O'Hehir
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    Diana Farnham O'Hehir is a poet and writer of prose from northern California. She was born in Berkeley in 1929. She taught from 1961 to 1992 at Mills College in Oakland where she is Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor Emerita of American Literature. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, writer Mel ...more

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    Diane Johnson
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    Diane Johnson is an American-born novelist and essayist whose satirical novels often feature American heroines living abroad in contemporary France. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Persian Nights in 1988. Born in Moline, Illinois, Johnson's recent books include Lulu in Marrakech, ...more

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