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The Pulitzer Prizes were established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the Columbia University School of Journalism, and are awarded annually, though not necessarily in every category, by the trustees of Columbia University. In addition to the well-known Pulitzer prizes in various journalism categories, Pulitzer Prizes for "Letters, Drama and Music" are also given annually to United States authors for works dealing with American life and Americans' lives. The categories of Novel/Fiction, History, Biography/Autobiography and Drama began in 1917, Poetry was added in 1922, and General Non-Fiction (Gen-NF in our list) was added in 1962.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winners: 1917 to Present
2014
Fiction Donna Tartt The Goldfinch
History Alan Taylor The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Biography Megan Marshall Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
Drama Annie Baker The Flick
Poetry Vijay Seshadri 3 Sections
Gen-NF Dan Fagin Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Music John Luther Adams Become Ocean
2013
Fiction Adam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son
History Fredrik Logevall Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Biography Tom Reiss The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Drama Ayad Akhtar Disgraced
Poetry Sharon Olds Stag's Leap
Gen-NF Gilbert King Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys
Music Caroline Shaw Partita for 8 Voices
2012
Fiction [no award]  
History Manning Marable Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Biography John Lewis Gaddis George F. Kennan: An American Life
Drama Quiara Alegrķa Hudes Water by the Spoonful
Poetry Tracy K. Smith Life on Mars
Gen-NF Stephen Greenblatt The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Music Kevin Puts Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts
2011
Fiction Jennifer Egan A Visit From the Goon Squad
History Eric Foner The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
Biography Ron Chernow Washington: A Life
Drama Bruce Norris Clybourne Park
Poetry Kay Ryan The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
Gen-NF Siddhartha Mukherjee The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Music Zhou Long Madame White Snake
2010
Fiction Paul Harding Tinkers
History Liaquat Ahamed Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Biography T.J. Stiles The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Drama music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey Next to Normal
Poetry Rae Armantrout Versed
Gen-NF David E. Hoffman The Dead hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
Music Jennifer Higdon Violin Concerto
2009
Fiction Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
History Annette Gordon-Reed The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Biography John Meacham American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Drama Lynn Nottage Ruined
Poetry W.S. Merwin The Shadow of Sirius
Gen-NF Douglas A. Blackmon Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Music Steve Reich Double Sextet
2008
Fiction Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
History Daniel Walker Howe What Hath God Wrought? The Transformation of America 1815-1848
Biography John Matteson Eden's Outcasts
Drama Tracy Letts August: Osage Country
Poetry Robert Hass Time and Materials
Poetry Philip Schultz Failure
Gen-NF Saul Friedlander The Years of Extermination
Music David Lang The Little Match Girl Passion
2007
Fiction Cormac McCarthy The Road
History Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff The Race Beat
Biography Debby Applegate The Most Famous Man in America
Drama David Lindsay-Abaire Rabbit Hole
Poetry Natasha Trethewey Native Guard
Gen-NF Lawrence Wright The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 [973.931 Wri]
Music Ornette Coleman Sound Grammar
2006
Fiction Geraldine Brooks March
History David M. Oshinsky Polio: An American Story [614.549 Osh]
Biography Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer [B Op53b]
Drama (No Award)  
Poetry Claudia Emerson Late Wife [811 Koo]
Gen-NF Caroline Elkins Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya [967.62 Elk]
2005
Fiction Marilynne Robinson Gilead
History David Hackett Fischer Washington's Crossing [973.33 Fis]
Biography Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan de Kooning: An American Master [B D364s]
Drama John Patrick Shanley Doubt: A Parable
Poetry Ted Kooser Delights & Shadows [811 Koo]
Gen-NF Steve Coll Ghost Wars [958.1 Col]
2004
Fiction Edward P. Jones The Known World
History Steven Hahn A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Strugles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration [323.4 Hah]
Biography William Taubman Khrushchev: The Man and His Era [B K529t]
Drama Doug Wright I Am My Own Wife
Poetry Franz Wright Walking to Martha's Vineyard
Gen-NF Anne Applebaum Gulag: A History [365.45 App]
2003
Fiction Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex
History Rick Atkinson An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 [940.542 Atk]
Biography Robert A. Caro Master of the Senate [B J624c]
Drama Nilo Cruz Anna in the Tropics
Poetry Paul Muldoon Moy Sand and Gravel [821 Mul]
Gen-NF Samantha Power "A Problem From Hell": America and the Age of Genocide [304.663 Pow]
2002
Fiction Richard Russo Empire Falls
History Louis Menand The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America [144.3 Men]
Biography David McCullough John Adams [B Ad1m]
Drama Suzan-Lori Parks Topdog/Underdog
Poetry Carl Dennis Practical Gods
Gen-NF Diane McWhorter Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution [323.4 McW]
2001
Fiction Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
History Joseph J. Ellis Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation [973.4 Ell]
Biography David Levering Lewis W.E.B. DuBois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century [B D856l]
Drama David Auburn Proof
Poetry Stephen Dunn Different Hours [811 Dun]
Gen-NF Herbert P. Bix Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan [B H61b]
2000
Fiction Jhumpa Lahiri Interpreter of Maladies
History David M. Kennedy Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 [973.91 Ken]
Biography Stacy Schiff Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabakov) [B N10s]
Drama Donald Margulies Dinner With Friends
Poetry C.K. Williams Repair [811 Wil]
Gen-NF John W. Dower Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II [952.044 Dow]
1999
Fiction Michael Cunningham The Hours
History Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 [974.71 Bur]
Biography A. Scott Berg Lindbergh [B L642b]
Drama Margaret Edson Wit
Poetry Mark Strand Blizzard of One [811 Str]
Gen-NF John McPhee Annals of the Former World [551 McP]
1998
Fiction Philip Roth American Pastoral
History Edward J. Larson Summer For the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion [344.077 Lar]
Biography Katharine Graham Personal History [B G7525]
Drama Paula Vogel How I Learned to Drive [812 Vog]
Poetry Charles Wright Black Zodiac [811 Wri]
Gen-NF Jared Diamond Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies [303.4 Dia]
1997
Fiction Steven Millhauser Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
History Jack N. Rakove Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution [342.73 Rak]
Biography Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes [B M13529]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Lisel Mueller Alive Together: New and Selected Poems [811 Mue]
Gen-NF Richard Kluger Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris [338.76 PhiYk]
1996
Fiction Richard Ford Independence Day
History Alan Taylor Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Biography Jack Miles God: A Biography [231 Mil]
Drama Jonathan Larson Rent [Music 782.141 qLar]
Poetry Jorie Graham The Dream of the Unified Field [811.08 Gra]
Gen-NF Tina Rosenberg The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism [947 Ros]
1995
Fiction Carol Shields The Stone Diaries
History Doris Kearns Goodwin No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II [B R665g]
Biography Joan D. Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life [B St7h]
Drama Horton Foote The Young Man From Atlanta
Poetry Philip Levine The Simple Truth [811 Lev]
Gen-NF Jonathan Weiner The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time [598.883 Wei]
1994
Fiction E. Annie Proulx The Shipping News
History [no award]  
Biography David Levering Lewis W.E.B. DuBois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919 [B D856l]
Drama Edward Albee Three Tall Women [812 Alb]
Poetry Yusek Komunyakaa Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems
Gen-NF David Remnick Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire [947.085 Rem]
1993
Fiction Robert Olen Butler A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain
History Gordon S. Wood The Radicalism of the American Revolution [973.31 Woo]
Biography David McCullough Truman [B T769m]
Drama Tony Kushner Angels in America: Millenium Approaches [812 Kus]
Poetry Louise Gluck Wild Iris [811 Glu]
Gen-NF Garry Wills Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America [973.7 Wil]
1992
Fiction Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres
History Mark E. Neely, Jr. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties [973.71 Nee]
Biography Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet
Drama Robert Schenkkan The Kentucky Cycle
Poetry James Tate Selected Poems
Gen-NF Daniel Yergin The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power [338.272 Yer]
1991
Fiction John Updike Rabbit at Rest
History Laurel Thatcher Ulrich A Midwife's Tale
Biography Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith Jackson Pollock [759.13 PolYn]
Drama Neil Simon Lost in Yonkers [812 Sim]
Poetry Mona VanDuyn Near Changes [811 Van]
Gen-NF Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson The Ants 
1990
Fiction Oscar Hijuelos The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
History Stanley Karnow In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines [959.9 Kar]
Biography Sebastian de Grazia Machiavelli in Hell
Drama August Wilson The Piano Lesson [812 Wil]
Poetry Charles Simic The World Doesn't End [811 Sim]
Gen-NF Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson And Their Children After Them [917.61 Mah]
1989
Fiction Anne Tyler Breathing Lessons
History James M. McPherson Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era [973.7 McP]
History Taylor Branch Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963 [973.921 Bra]
Biography Richard Ellmann Oscar Wilde [B W648e]
Drama Wendy Wasserstein The Heidi Chronicles [812 Was]
Poetry Richard Wilbur New and Collected Poems [811 Wil]
Gen-NF Neil Sheehan A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam [959.704 She]
1988
Fiction Toni Morrison Beloved
History Robert V. Bruce The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 [509 Bru]
Biography David Herbert Donald Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe [B W827d]
Drama Alfred Uhry Driving Miss Daisy [812 Uhr]
Poetry William Meredith Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems [811 Mer]
Gen-NF Richard Rhodes The Making of the Atomic Bomb [623.451 Rho]
1987
Fiction Peter Taylor A Summons to Memphis
History Bernard Bailyn Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution [325.1 Bai]
Biography David J. Garrow Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference [B K585g]
Drama August Wilson Fences [812 Wil]
Poetry Rita Dove Thomas and Beulah [811 Dov]
Gen-NF David K. Shipler Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land [956.94 Shi]
1986
Fiction Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove
History Walter A. McDougall ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age [629.409 McD]
Biography Elizabeth Frank Louise Bogan: A Portrait [B B63013f]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Henry Taylor The Flying Change [811 Tay]
Gen-NF J. Anthony Lukas Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
Gen-NF Joseph Lelyveld Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White [968 Lel]
1985
Fiction Alison Lurie Foreign Affairs
History Thomas K. McCraw Prophets of Regulation
Biography Kenneth Silverman The Life and Times of Cotton Mather [B M42s]
Drama Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Lapine Sunday in the Park With George [Music 782.141 qSon]
Poetry Carolyn Kizer Yin [811 Kiz]
Gen-NF Studs Terkel The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two [940.54 Ter]
1984
Fiction William Kennedy Ironweed
History [no award]  
Biography Louis R. Harlan Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 [B W268h2]
Drama David Mamet Glengarry Glen Ross [812 Mam]
Poetry Mary Oliver American Primitive [811 Oli]
Gen-NF Paul Starr The Social Transformation of American Medicine [610.9 Sta]
1983
Fiction Alice Walker The Color Purple
History Rhys L. Isaac The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790
Biography Russell Baker Growing Up [B B1752]
Drama Marsha Norman 'Night, Mother [812 Nor]
Poetry Galway Kinnell Selected Poems [811 Kin]
Gen-NF Susan Sheehan Is There No Place On Earth For Me? [616.898 She]
1982
Fiction John Updike Rabbit is Rich
History C. Vann Woodward Mary Chestnut's Civil War [B C426]
Biography William McFeely Grant: A Biography [973.82 McF]
Drama Charles Fuller A Soldier's Play [812 Ful]
Poetry Sylvia Plath The Collected Poems [811 Pla]
Gen-NF Tracy Kidder The Soul of a New Machine [621.381 Kid]
1981
Fiction John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces
History Lawrence A. Cremin American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876
Biography Robert K. Massie Peter the Great: His Life and World [B P44m]
Drama Beth Henley Crimes of the Heart [812 Hen]
Poetry James Schuyler The Morning of the Poem [811 Sch]
Gen-NF Carl E. Schorske Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture [943.613 Sch]
1980
Fiction Norman Mailer The Executioner's Song
History Leon F. Litwack Been in the Storm So Long [973.8 Lit]
Biography Edmund Morris The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt [B R67mo]
Drama Lanford Wilson Talley's Folly [812 Wil]
Poetry Donald Justice Selected Poems [811 Jus]
Gen-NF Douglas R. Hofstadter Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid [510.1 Hof]
1979
Fiction John Cheever The Stories of John Cheever
History Don E. Fehrenbacher The Dred Scott Case [973.621 Feh]
Biography Leonard Baker Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews
Drama Sam Shepard Buried Child [812 She]
Poetry Robert Penn Warren Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978 [811 War]
Gen-NF Edward O. Wilson On Human Nature [301.2 Wil]
1978
Fiction James Alan McPherson Elbow Room
History Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business
Biography Walter Jackson Bate Samuel Johnson [B J63bat]
Drama Donald L. Coburn The Gin Game [812 Cob]
Poetry Howard Nemerov Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov [811 Nem]
Gen-NF Carl Sagan The Dragons of Eden [153 Sag]
1977
Fiction [no award]  
History David M. Potter The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867 [973.711 Pot]
Biography John E. Mack A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence
Drama Michael Cristofer The Shadow Box [812 Cri]
Poetry James Merrill Divine Comedies [811 Mer]
Gen-NF William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers 
1976
Fiction Saul Bellow Humboldt's Gift
History Paul Horgan Lamy of Santa Fe [B L199h]
Biography R.W.B. Lewis Edith Wharton: A Biography [B W55le]
Drama Choreographed by Michael Bennett; book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban A Chorus Line [Music 782.141 qHam]
Poetry John Ashbery Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror [811 Ash]
Gen-NF Robert N. Butler Why Survive? Being Old in America [301.435 But]
1975
Fiction Michael Shaara The Killer Angels
History Dumas Malone Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V
Biography Robert Caro The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York [974.7 Car]
Drama Edward Albee Seascape [812 Alb]
Poetry Gary Snyder Turtle Island [811 Sny]
Gen-NF Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek [500.9 Dil]
1974
Fiction [no award]  
History Daniel J. Boorstin The Americans: The Democratic Experience [917.3 Boo]
Biography Louis Shaeffer O'Neill, Son and Artist [B On2sa]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Robert Lowell The Dolphin [811 Low]
Gen-NF Ernest Becker The Denial of Death 
1973
Fiction Eudora Welty The Optimist's Daughter
History Michael Kammen People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization [917.3 Kam]
Biography W.A. Swanberg Luce and His Empire [B L9612s]
Drama Jason Miller That Championship Season
Poetry Maxine Kumin Up Country
Gen-NF Frances Fitzgerald Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam [320.959 Fit]
Gen-NF Robert Coles Children of Crisis (vols II and III)
1972
Fiction Wallace Stegner Angle of Repose
History Carl N. Degler Neither Black Nor White [301.451 Deg]
Biography Joseph P. Lash Eleanor and Franklin [B R664la]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry James Wright Collected Poems [811 Wri]
Gen-NF Barbara W. Tuchman Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945 [B St52t]
1971
Fiction [no award]  
History James MacGregor Burns Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom [B R665bua]
Biography Lawrance Thompson Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938 [B F9303t]
Drama Paul Zindel The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds [812 Zin]
Poetry William S. Merwin The Carrier of Ladders [811 Mer]
Gen-NF John Toland The Rising Sun [940.535 Tol]
1970
Fiction Jean Stafford Collected Stories
History Dean Acheson Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department [B Ac4p]
Biography T. Harry Williams Huey Long [B L854w]
Drama Charles Gordone No Place to Be Somebody [812 Gor]
Poetry Richard Howard Untitled Subjects [811 How]
Gen-NF Erik H. Erikson Gandhi's Truth on the Origins of Militant Nonviolence [323.2 Eri]
1969
Fiction N. Scott Momaday House Made of Dawn
History Leonard W. Levy Origins of the Fifth Amendment [347.9 L57o]
Biography Benjamin Lawrence Reid The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends [B Qu485r]
Drama Howard Sackler The Great White Hope [812 Sac]
Poetry George Oppen Of Being Numerous [811 Opp]
Gen-NF Rene Jules Dubos
Norman Mailer
So Human an Animal [301.3 Dub]
The Armies of the Night [301.53 M28a]
1968
Fiction William Styron The Confessions of Nat Turner
History Bernard Bailyn The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
Biography George Frost Kennan Memoirs [B K361]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Anthony Hecht The Hard Hours [811 H355h]
Gen-NF Will and Ariel Durant Rousseau and Revolution, the Tenth and Concluding Volume of The Story of Civilization [940.253 Dur]
1967
Fiction Bernard Malamud The Fixer
History William H. Goetzmann Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West [917.8 G55e]
Biography Justin Kaplan Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain [B C586k]
Drama Edward Albee A Delicate Balance [812 Al1d]
Poetry Anne Sexton Live or Die
Gen-NF David Brion Davis The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture [326 D29p]
1966
Fiction Katherine Anne Porter Collected Stories
History Perry Miller The Life of the Mind in America [917.3 M61l]
Biography Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House [973.922 Sch3t]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Richard Eberhart Selected Poems
Gen-NF Edwin Way Teale Wandering Through Winter [574.973 T22w]
1965
Fiction Shirley Ann Grau The Keepers of the House
History Irwin Unger The Greenback Era
Biography Ernest Samuels Henry Adams, three volumes [B Ad05s]
Drama Frank D. Gilroy The Subject Was Roses [812 G42a]
Poetry John Berryman 77 Dream Songs
Gen-NF Howard Mumford Jones O Strange New World [917.3 J71o]
1964
Fiction [no award]  
History Sumner Chilton Powell Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town
Biography Walter Jackson Bate John Keats [821 K22zbk]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Louis Simpson At the End of the Open Road
Gen-NF Richard Hofstadter Anti-Intellectualism in American Life [917.3 H675a]
1963
Fiction William Faulkner The Reivers
History Constance McLaughlin Green Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 [917.53 G82w]
Biography Leon Edel Henry James [B J23e]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry William Carlos Williams Pictures From Brueghel [811 Wil]
Gen-NF Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August [940.241 Tuc]
1962
Fiction Edwin O'Connor The Edge of Sadness
History Lawrence H. Gipson The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West 1763-1766
Biography [no award]  
Drama Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [Music 782.141 qLoe]
Poetry Alan Dugan Poems [811 D873p ]
Gen-NF Theodore H. White The Making of the President 1960 [973.921 W58m]
1961
Fiction Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
History Herbert Feis Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference [940.531 F32b]
Biography David Donald Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War
Drama Tad Mosel All the Way Home [812 M848a]
Poetry Phyllis McGinley Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades [811 M17t]
1960
Fiction Allen Drury Advise and Consent
History Margaret Leech In the Days of McKinley [B M19l]
Biography Samuel Eliot Morison John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography [B J72m]
Drama Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Fiorello! [Music 782.14 Boc]
Poetry W.D. Snodgrass Heart's Needle [811 Sn5h]
1959
Fiction Robert Lewis Taylor The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
History Leonard D. White and Miss Jean Schneider The Republican Era: 1869-1901 [353 W58r]
Biography Arthur Walworth Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet [B W691wa]
Drama Archibald Macleish J.B. [812 M213j]
Poetry Stanley Kunitz Selected Poems 1928-1958 [811 K958s]
1958
Fiction James Agee A Death in the Family
History Bray Hammond Banks and Politics in America [332.1 H18b]
Biography Douglas Southall Freeman, written by Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth after Dr. Freeman's death in 1953 George Washington, Volumes I-VI [B W27fre]
Drama Ketti Frings Look Homeward, Angel [812 F91l]
Poetry Robert Penn Warren Promises: Poems 1954-1956 [811 W25p]
1957
Fiction [no award]  
History George F. Kennan Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations 1917-1920
Biography John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage [923.273 K38p]
Drama Eugene O'Neill Long Day's Journey Into Night [812 On2l]
Poetry Richard Wilbur Things of This World
1956
Fiction MacKinlay Kantor Andersonville
History Richard Hofstadter The Age of Reform [973.911 Hof 1955]
Biography Talbot Faulkner Hamlin Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Drama Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich Diary of Anne Frank [812 Goo]
Poetry Elizabeth Bishop Poems -- North & South
1955
Fiction William Faulkner A Fable
History Paul Horgan Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History [976.4 H78g]
Biography William S. White The Taft Story [B T1214w]
Drama Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [812 Wil]
Poetry Wallace Stevens Collected Poems [811 St4c]
1954
Fiction [no award]  
History Bruce Catton A Stillness at Appomattox [973.738 Cat]
Biography Charles A. Lindbergh The Spirit of St. Louis [629.13 L64s]
Drama John Patrick Teahouse of the August Moon [812 G55t]
Poetry Theodore Roethke The Waking
1953
Fiction Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea
History George Dangerfield The Era of Good Feelings [973.54 D21e]
Biography David J. Mays Edmund Pendleton [B P37m]
Drama William Inge Picnic [812 Ing]
Poetry Archibald Macleish Collected Poems 1917-1952
1952
Fiction Herman Wouk The Caine Mutiny
History Oscar Handlin The Uprooted [325.73 Han]
Biography Merlo J. Pusey Charles Evans Hughes [B H866p]
Drama Joseph Kramm The Shrike
Poetry Marianne Moore Collected Poems [811 M778c]
1951
Fiction Conrad Richter The Town
History R. Carlyle Buley The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840 [977 B87o]
Biography Margaret Louise Coit John C. Calhoun: American Portrait [B C13c]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Carl Sandburg Complete Poems [811 Sa47c]
1950
Fiction A. B. Guthrie Jr. The Way West
History Oliver W. Larkin Art and Life in America [709.73 qLar]
Biography Samuel Flagg Bemis John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy
Drama Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan South Pacific [Music 782.141 qRod]
Poetry Gwendolyn Brooks Annie Allen [811 Bro]
1949
Fiction James Gould Cozzens Guard of Honor
History Roy Franklin Nichols The Disruption of American Democracy
Biography Robert E. Sherwood Roosevelt and Hopkins
Drama Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman [812 Mil]
Poetry Peter Viereck Terror and Decorum [811 V671t]
1948
Fiction James Michener Tales of the South Pacific
History Bernard Devoto Across the Wide Missouri [978 DeV]
Biography Margaret Clapp Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow [B B48c]
Drama Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire [812 Wil]
Poetry W.H. Auden The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue [821 Au2a]
1947
Novel Robert Penn Warren All the King's Men
History James Phinney Baxter III Scientists Against Time
Biography William Allen White The Autobiography of William Allen White [B W585]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Robert Lowell Lord Weary's Castle [811 L952l]
1946
Novel [no award]  
History Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. The Age of Jackson [973.5 Sch3a]
Biography Linne Marsh Wolfe Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir [B M89s]
Drama Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay State of the Union
Poetry [no award  
1945
Novel John Hersey A Bell for Adano
History Stephen Bonsal Unfinished Business
Biography Russell Blaine Nye George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel [B B219n]
Drama Mary Chase Harvey [812.08 She]
Poetry Karl Shapiro V-Letter and Other Poems [Heritage 811 Sha]
1944
Novel Martin Flavin Journey in the Dark
History Merle Curti The Growth of American Thought [Heritage 001.1 Cur]
Biography Carleton Mabee The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F.B. Morse [B M836ma]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry Stephen Vincent Benet Western Star [811 B43w]
1943
Novel Upton Sinclair Dragon's Teeth
History Esther Forbes Paul Revere and the World He Lived In [B R324f]
Biography Samuel Eliot Morison Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus [B C72ma]
Drama Thornton Wilder The Skin of Our Teeth [812 W643t]
Poetry Robert Frost A Witness Tree [811 F92l]
1942
Novel Ellen Glasgow In This Our Life
History Margaret Leech Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 [973.745 L51r]
Biography Forrest Wilson Crusader in Crinoline [B St7w]
Drama [no award]  
Poetry William Rose Benet The Dust Which is God [811 B432d]
1941
Novel [no award]  
History Marcus Lee Hansen The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860 [325.73 H19a]
Biography Ola Elizabeth Winslow Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758: A Biography [B Ed92w]
Drama Robert E. Sherwood There Shall Be No Night [812 Sh5t]
Poetry Leonard Bacon Sunderland Capture
1940
Novel John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath
History Carl Sandburg Abraham Lincoln: The War Years [B L63sa]
Biography Ray Stannard Baker Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII [B W691ba] -- Library owns volumes I through VI but not VII and VIII
Drama William Saroyan The Time of Your Life [812 Sa7th]
Poetry Mark Van Doren Collected Poems
1939
Novel Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling
History Frank Luther Mott A History of American Magazines [051 M85]
Biography Carl Van Doren Benjamin Franklin [B F85v]
Drama Robert E. Sherwood Abe Lincoln in Illinois [812 Sh5a]
Poetry John Gould Fletcher Selected Poems
1938
Novel John P. Marquand The Late George Apley
History Paul Herman Buck The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900 [973.8 B85]
Biography Marquis James Andrew Jackson, 2 vols. [B J12j]
Drama Thornton Wilder Our Town [812 Wil]
Poetry Marya Zaturenski Cold Morning Sky
1937
Novel Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind
History Van Wyck Brooks The Flowering of New England 1815-1865 [810.9 B79]
Biography Odell Shepard Pedlar's Progress
Drama Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman You Can't Take it With You [812 Har]
Poetry Robert Frost A Further Range [811 F92f]
1936
Novel Harold L. Davis Honey in the Horn
History Andrew C. McLaughlin A Constitutional History of the United States
Biography Allan Nevins Hamilton Fish: The Inner History of the Grant Administration [B F527]
Drama Robert E. Sherwood Idiots Delight
Poetry Robert P. Tristram Coffin Strange Holiness
1935
Novel Josephine Winslow Johnson Now in November
History Charles McLean Andrews The Colonial Period of American History
Biography Ralph Barton Perry The Thought and Character of William James [B J231p]
Drama Zoe Akins The Old Maid
Poetry Audrey Wurdemann Bright Ambush
1934
Novel Caroline Miller Lamb in His Bosom
History Herbert Agar The People's Choice: From Washington to Harding, a Study in Democracy [973 Agl]
Biography Douglas S. Freeman R.E. Lee: A Biography [B L47fr]
Drama Sidney Kingsley Men in White
Poetry Robert Hillyer Collected Verse
1933
Novel T. S. Stribling The Store
History Frederick J. Turner The Significance of Sections in American History
Biography Tyler Dennett John Hay: From Poetry to Politics [B H318d]
Drama Maxwell Anderson Both Your Houses
Poetry Archibald Macleish Conquistador
1932
Novel Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth
History John J. Pershing My Experiences in the World War [940.48 P43]
Biography Allan Nevins Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage [B C59n]
Drama George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin Of Thee I Sing [812 K163]
Poetry George Dillon The Flowering Stone
1931
Novel Margaret Ayer Barnes Years of Grace
History Bernadotte E. Schmitt The Coming of the War 1914 [940.311 Sch5]
Biography Henry F. Pringle Theodore Roosevelt
Drama Susan Glaspell Alison's House [812 G46a]
Poetry Robert Frost Collected Poems
1930
Novel Oliver LaFarge Laughing Boy
History Claude E. Van Tyne The War of Independence
Biography Marquis James The Raven [B H81j]
Drama Marc Connelly The Green Pastures [812 C76]
Poetry Conrad Aiken Selected Poems
1929
Novel Julia M. Peterkin Scarlet Sister Mary
History Fred Albert Shannon The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 [973.7 Sh1]
Biography Burton J. Hendrick The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page [B P14t]
Drama Elmer L. Rice Street Scene
Poetry Stephen Vincent Benet John Brown's Body [811 B43jb]
1928
Novel Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey
History Vernon Louis Parrington Main Currents in American Thought, 2 vols. [973 Par]
Biography Charles Edward Russell The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas
Drama Eugene O'Neill Strange Interlude  [812 On2n]
Poetry Edwin Arlington Robinson Tristram
1927
Novel Louis Bromfield Early Autumn
History Samuel Flagg Bemis Pinckney's Treaty
Biography Emory Holloway Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative [B W606h]
Drama Paul Green In Abraham's Bosom [812 G82f]
Poetry Leonora Speyer Fiddler's Farewell
1926
Novel Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith
History Edward Channing A History of the United States
Biography Harvey Cushing The Life of Sir. William Osler, 2 vols. [B Os55]
Drama George Kelly Craig's Wife
Poetry Amy Lowell What's O'Clock [811 L949w]
1925
Novel Edna Ferber So Big
History Frederic L. Paxson History of the American Frontier [978 P28h]
Biography M.A. DeWolfe Howe Barrett Wendell and His Letters [BW 483]
Drama Sidney Howard They Knew What They Wanted
Poetry Edwin Arlington Robinson The Man Who Died Twice
1924
Novel Margaret Wilson The Able McLaughlins
History Charles Howard McIlwain The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation
Biography Michael Idvorsky Pupin From Immigrant to Inventor [B P965]
Drama Hatcher Hughes Hell-Bent for Heaven
Poetry Robert Frost New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes [811 F92]
1923
Novel Willa Cather One of Ours
History Charles Warren The Supreme Court in United States History [342.73 W25]
Biography Burton J. Hendrick The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page [B P14l]
Drama Owen Davis Icebound
Poetry Edna St. Vincent Millay The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver: A Few Figs From Thistles: Eight Sonnets in American Poetry, 1922: A Miscellany [j811 Mil]
1922
Novel Booth Tarkington Alice Adams
History James Truslow Adams The Founding of New England
Biography Hamlin Garland A Daughter of the Middle Border [B G186d]
Drama Eugene O'Neill Anna Christie [812 On2el]
Poetry Edwin Arlington Collected Poems
1921
Novel Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence
History William Sowden Sims and Burton J. Hendrick The Victory at Sea
Biography Edward Bok The Americanization of Edward Bok [B B633]
Drama Zona Gale Miss Lulu Bett [novel version of play]
1920
Novel [no award]  
History Justin H. Smith The War With Mexico, 2 vol.
Biography Albert J. Beveridge The Life of John Marshall, 4 vol. [B M35b]
Drama Eugene O'Neill Beyond the Horizon
1919
Novel Booth Tarkington The Magnificent Ambersons
History [no award]  
Biography Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams [B Ad05]
Drama [no award]  
1918
Novel Ernest Poole His Family
History James Ford Rhodes A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865
Biography William Cabell Bruce Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed
Drama Jesse Lynch Williams Why Marry?
1917
Fiction [no award]  
History His Excellency J.J. Jusserand With Americans of Past and Present Days
Biography Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott Julia Ward Howe [B H83r]
Drama [no award]  

Originally posted November 2004
Completely revised, expanded and updated January 2006 sdc
Last updated August 2014 sdc

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