pulitzer challenge

2010 Tinkers by Paul Harding

2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2006 March by Geraldine Brooks

2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones

2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo

2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

2000 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham

1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth

1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser

1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford

1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler

1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

1991 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike

1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison

1987 A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

1986 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry – read

1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

1984 Ironweed by William Kennedy

1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker

1982 Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication)

1980 The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

1979 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

1978 Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson

1976 Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow

1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

1973 The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

1970 Collected Stories by Jean Stafford

1969 House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
1966 Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
1965 The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau

1963 The Reivers by William Faulkner
1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

1961 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee read

1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor

1958 A Death In The Family by the late James Agee (a posthumous publication)

1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

1955 A Fable by William Faulkner

1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – read

1952 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

1951 The Town by Conrad Richter

1950 The Way West by A. B. Guthrie

1949 Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens

1948 Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
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