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List of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners from every year the award has been given out. All Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction award are listed along with photos for every Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners of all time. Anybody who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, so most of the famous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You're able to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Alison Lurie and Jane Smiley. (83 items)

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Adam Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Adam Johnson Adam Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist and short story writer.

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Alfred Bertram Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Alfred Bertram Guthrie Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr. was an American novelist, screenwriter, historian, and literary historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction during 1950 for his novel The Way West. The author ...more

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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Alice Walker 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. ...more

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Alison Lurie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Alison Lurie 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 ...more

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Allen Drury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Allen Drury Allen Stuart Drury was a American novelist. He wrote the 1959 novel Advise and Consent, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.

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Anne Tyler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Anne Tyler 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 ...more

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Bernard Malamud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud was an American author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball ...more

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Booth Tarkington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Booth Tarkington Newton Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is, with William Faulkner and John Updike, one of only ...more

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Carol Shields is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Carol Shields 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 ...more

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Caroline Pafford Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Caroline Pafford Miller Caroline Pafford Miller was an American writer. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for her first novel, Lamb in His Bosom, about her home state of Georgia. In addition to the Pulitzer, the novel ...more

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Conrad Richter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Conrad Richter Conrad Michael Richter was an American novelist whose lyrical work is concerned largely with life on the American frontier in various periods. His novel The Town, the last story of his trilogy ...more

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Cormac McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Cormac McCarthy 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 ...more

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E. Annie Proulx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
E. Annie Proulx Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. She has written most frequently as Annie Proulx but has also used the names E. Annie Proulx and E.A. Proulx. Her second novel, The ...more

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Edith Wharton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Edith Wharton Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her ...more

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Edna Ferber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Edna Ferber Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big, Show Boat, Cimarron, and Giant.

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Edward P. Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Edward P. Jones Edward Paul Jones is an American novelist and short story writer. His 2003 novel The Known World received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Edwin O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Edwin O'Connor Edwin O'Connor was an American journalist, novelist, and radio commentator who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction during 1962 for his novel The Edge of Sadness. His ancestry was Irish, and his ...more

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Elizabeth Strout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout is United States author of fiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive Kitteridge, a collection of connected short stories about a woman and her immediate family ...more

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Ellen Glasgow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Ellen Glasgow Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow was an American novelist who portrayed the changing world of the contemporary south.

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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more

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Ernest Poole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Ernest Poole Ernest Cook Poole was an American novelist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 23, 1880, and graduated from Princeton University during 1902. He worked as a journalist and was active in ...more

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Eudora Welty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Eudora Welty Eudora Alice Welty was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the ...more

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Geraldine Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Geraldine Brooks Geraldine Brooks is an Australian American journalist and author whose 2005 novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. While retaining her Australian passport, she became an United States ...more

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H. L. Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
H. L. Davis Harold Lenoir Davis, also known as H. L. Davis, was an American novelist and poet. A native of Oregon, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Honey in the Horn, the only Pulitzer given to a ...more

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Harper Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Harper Lee Nelle Harper Lee is an American novelist widely known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird which deals with the racism she observed as a child in her hometown of ...more

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Herman Wouk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Herman Wouk Herman Wouk is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author whose novels include The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.

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James A. Michener is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
James A. Michener James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic ...more

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James Agee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
James Agee James Rufus Agee was an American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, A ...more

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James Alan McPherson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
James Alan McPherson James Alan McPherson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American short story writer and essayist. He has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. McPherson is a member of ...more

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James Gould Cozzens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
James Gould Cozzens James Gould Cozzens was an American novelist. He is often grouped today with his contemporaries John O'Hara and John P. Marquand, but his work is generally considered more challenging. Despite ...more

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Jane Smiley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Jane Smiley Jane Smiley is an American novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 for her novel A Thousand Acres.

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Jean Stafford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Jean Stafford Jean Stafford was an American short story writer and novelist, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford in 1970.

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Jeffrey Eugenides is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Jeffrey Eugenides Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, and The Marriage ...more

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Jennifer Egan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan is an American novelist and short story writer who lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Egan's novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National ...more

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Jhumpa Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri's debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was ...more

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John Cheever is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
John Cheever John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of ...more

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John Hersey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
John Hersey John Richard Hersey was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of ...more

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John Kennedy Toole is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
John Kennedy Toole John Kennedy Toole was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, whose posthumously published novel A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He also wrote The Neon ...more

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John P. Marquand is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
John P. Marquand John Phillips Marquand was an American writer. Originally best known for his Mr. Moto spy stories, he achieved popular success and critical respect for his satirical novels, winning a Pulitzer ...more

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John Steinbeck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic ...more

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John Updike is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
John Updike John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his "Rabbit" series, which chronicles the life of ...more

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Josephine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Josephine Johnson Josephine Winslow Johnson was an American novelist, poet, and essayist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1935 at age 24 for her first novel, Now in November. Shortly thereafter, she ...more

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Julia Peterkin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Julia Peterkin Julia Peterkin was an American fiction writer.

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Junot Díaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Junot Díaz Junot Díaz is a Dominican American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of ...more

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Katherine Anne Porter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in ...more

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Larry McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Larry McMurtry Larry Jeff McMurtry is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. He is known for his 1975 novel ...more

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Louis Bromfield is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Louis Bromfield Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition, winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts.

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MacKinlay Kantor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor, born Benjamin McKinlay Kantor, was an American journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He wrote more than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded ...more

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Margaret Ayer Barnes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Margaret Ayer Barnes Margaret Ayer Barnes was an American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. She attended Bryn Mawr College, where she earned an A.B. degree in 1907. In 1936, she received an honorary ...more

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Margaret Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners List
Margaret Mitchell Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she ...more