Friday, 19 February 2010

Challenge: Pulitzer Prize


The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (up until 1947 known as the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel) is one of the most distinguished prizes in the U.S. It is awarded annually fordistinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.

The aim of this challenge is continue progressing through the annuls of Pulitzer history until I have read as many as possible.

Those books I've read are in Orange and those I've reviewed linked through. 

Currently read: 8

1917: no award given
1918: His Family - Ernest Poole
1919: The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington
1920: no award given
1921: The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
1922: Alice Adams - Booth Tarkington
1923: One of Ours - by Willa Cather
1924: The Able McLaughlins - by Margaret Wilson
1925: So Big - by Edna Ferber
1926: Arrowsmith - by Sinclair Lewis (declined prize)
1927: Early Autumn - Louis Bromfield
1928: The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder
1929: Scarlet Sister Mary - Julia Peterkin
1930: Laughing Boy - Oliver La Farge
1931: Years of Grace - Margaret Ayer Barnes
1932: The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
1933: The Store - Thomas Sigismund Stribling
1934: Lamb in His Bosom - Caroline Miller
1935: Now in November - Josephine Winslow Johnson
1936: Honey in the Horn - Harold L. Davis
1937: Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
1938: The Late George Apley - John Phillips Marquand
1939: The Yearling - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
1940: The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
1941: no award given
1942: In This Our Life - Ellen Glasgow
1943: Dragon's Teeth - Upton Sinclair
1944: Journey in the Dark - Martin Flavin
1945: A Bell for Adano - John Hersey
1946: no award given
1947: All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
1948: Tales of the South Pacific - James A. Michener
1949: Guard of Honor - James Gould Cozzens
1950: The Way West - A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
1951: The Town - Conrad Richter
1952: The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk
1953: The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
1954: No award given
1955: A Fable - William Faulkner
1956: Andersonville - MacKinlay Kantor
1957: No award given
1958: A Death in the Family - James Agee
1959: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters - Robert Lewis Taylor
1960: Advise and Consent - Allen Drury
1961: To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
1962: The Edge of Sadness - Edwin O'Connor
1963: The Reivers - William Faulkner
1964: No award given
1965: The Keepers of the House - Shirley Ann Grau
1966: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter - Katherine Anne Porter
1967: The Fixer - Bernard Malamud
1968: The Confessions of Nat Turner - William Styron
1969: House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday
1970: The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Jean Stafford
1971: No award given
1972: Angle of Repose - Wallace Stegner
1973: The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty
1974: No award given
1975: The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara
1976: Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
1977: No award given
1978: Elbow Room - James Alan McPherson
1979: The Stories of John Cheever - John Cheever
1980: The Executioner's Song - Norman Mailer
1981: A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
1982: Rabbit Is Rich - John Updike
1983: The Color Purple - Alice Walker
1984: Ironweed - William Kennedy
1985: Foreign Affairs - Alison Lurie
1986: Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
1987: A Summons to Memphis - Peter Taylor
1988: Beloved - Toni Morrison
1989: Breathing Lessons - Anne Tyler
1990: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - Oscar Hijuelos
1991: Rabbit At Rest - John Updike
1992: A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley
1993: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain - Robert Olen Butler
1994: The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx
1995: The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
1996: Independence Day - Richard Ford
1997: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer - Steven Millhauser
1998: American Pastoral - Philip Roth
1999: The Hours - Michael Cunningham
2000: Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
2001: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
2002: Empire Falls - Richard Russo
2003: Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
2004: The Known World - Edward P. Jones
2005: Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
2006: March - Geraldine Brooks
2007: The Road - Cormac McCarthy
2009: Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

1 comment:

Agirlinthisvicinity said...

Here's NPR's list of 'forgotten' Pulitzer Prize winners:

* His Family by Ernest Poole, 1918
* Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield, 1927
* Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin, 1929
* Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge, 1930
* Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes, 1931
* The Store by T.S. Stribling, 1933
* Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller, 1934
* Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson, 1935
* Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis, 1936
* In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow, 1942
* Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin, 1944
* Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens, 1949
* The Way West by A.B. Guthrie, 1950
* The Town by Conrad Richter, 1951
* The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor, 1959
* The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor, 1962
* Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson, 1978

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/storyComments.php?storyId=103261086&pageNum=2&pPageNum=2