Award Winners

Here are the books that I’m collecting categorized by the award-giving bodies that I’m following. Struck items are books that I’ve already read. For the complete list of links to the corresponding book write-ups, please visit The Rhapsodies. (Updated last October 2014)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction:

  • 1918: His Family by Ernest Poole
  • 1919: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  • 1920: -
  • 1921: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • 1922: Alice Adams by 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
  • 1927: Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield
  • 1928: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  • 1929: Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin
  • 1930: Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge
  • 1931: Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes
  • 1932: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • 1933: The Store by T. S. Stribling
  • 1934: Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
  • 1935: Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson
  • 1936: Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis
  • 1937: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • 1938: The Late George Apley by John P. Marquand
  • 1939: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • 1940: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • 1941: -
  • 1942: In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow
  • 1943: Dragon’s Teeth by Upton Sinclair
  • 1944: Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin
  • 1945: A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
  • 1946: -
  • 1947: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • 1948: Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
  • 1949: Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
  • 1950: The Way West by A. B. Guthrie Jr.
  • 1951: The Town by Conrad Richter
  • 1952: The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  • 1953: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • 1954: -
  • 1955: A Fable by William Faulkner
  • 1956: Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
  • 1957: -
  • 1958: A Death in the Family by James Agee
  • 1959: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
  • 1960: Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
  • 1961: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 1962: The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor
  • 1963: The Reivers by William Faulkner
  • 1964: -
  • 1965: The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
  • 1966: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter
  • 1967: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • 1968: The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
  • 1969: House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  • 1970: The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford
  • 1971: -
  • 1972: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  • 1973: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
  • 1974: -
  • 1975: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • 1976: Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow
  • 1977: -
  • 1978: Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  • 1979: The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
  • 1980: The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
  • 1981: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • 1982: Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
  • 1983: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • 1984: Ironweed by William Kennedy
  • 1985: Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
  • 1986: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • 1987: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
  • 1988: Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • 1989: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  • 1990: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  • 1991: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
  • 1992: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • 1993: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
  • 1994: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  • 1995: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • 1996: Independence Day by Richard Ford
  • 1997: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
  • 1998: American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • 1999: The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • 2000: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • 2001: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • 2002: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • 2003: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • 2004: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • 2005: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • 2006: March by Geraldine Brooks
  • 2007: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • 2008: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • 2009: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • 2010: Tinkers by Paul Harding
  • 2011: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • 2012: -
  • 2013: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
  • 2014: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

National Book Award for Fiction:

  • 1950: The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  • 1951: The Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner
  • 1952: From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  • 1953: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • 1954: The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • 1955: A Fable by William Faulkner
  • 1956: Ten North Frederick by John O’Hara
  • 1957: The Field of Vision by Wright Morris
  • 1958: The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
  • 1959: The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
  • 1960: Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth
  • 1961: The Waters of Kronos by Conrad Richter
  • 1962: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  • 1963: Morte D’Urban by J. F. Powers
  • 1964: The Centaur by John Updike
  • 1965: Herzog by Saul Bellow
  • 1966: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter
  • 1967: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • 1968: The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder
  • 1969: Steps by Jerzy Kosinski
  • 1970: Them by Joyce Carol Oates
  • 1971: Mr. Sammler’s Planet by Saul Bellow
  • 1972: The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor
  • 1973: Augustus by John Williams
  • 1973: Chimera by John Barth
  • 1974: A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • 1974: Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  • 1975: Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
  • 1975: The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas Williams
  • 1976: JR by William Gaddis
  • 1977: The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
  • 1978: Blood Tie by Mary Lee Settle
  • 1979: Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
  • 1980: Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  • 1980: The World According to Garp by John Irving
  • 1981: Plains Song by Wright Morris
  • 1981: The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
  • 1982: Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
  • 1982: So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  • 1983: The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
  • 1983: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • 1984: Victory over Japan: A Book of Stories by Ellen Gilchrist
  • 1985: White Noise by Don DeLillo
  • 1986: World’s Fair by E. L. Doctorow
  • 1987: Paco’s Story by Larry Heinemann
  • 1988: Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
  • 1989: Spartina by John Casey
  • 1990: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
  • 1991: Mating by Norman Rush
  • 1992: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • 1993: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  • 1994: A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
  • 1995: Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth
  • 1996: Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett
  • 1997: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • 1998: Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
  • 1999: Waiting by Ha Jin
  • 2000: In America by Susan Sontag
  • 2001: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • 2002: Three Junes by Julia Glass
  • 2003: The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
  • 2004: The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck
  • 2005: Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
  • 2006: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
  • 2007: Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
  • 2008: Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
  • 2009: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • 2010: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  • 2011: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  • 2012: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • 2013: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  • 2014: TBA

Man Booker Prize:

  • 1969: Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby
  • 1970: The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens
  • 1970: Troubles by J. G. Farrell
  • 1971: In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul
  • 1972: G. by John Berger
  • 1973: The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
  • 1974: Holiday by Stanley Middleton
  • 1974: The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  • 1975: Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • 1976: Saville by David Storey
  • 1977: Staying On by Paul Scott
  • 1978: The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
  • 1979: Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • 1980: Rites of Passage by William Golding
  • 1981: Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  • 1982: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  • 1983: Life and Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
  • 1984: Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
  • 1985: The Bone People by Keri Hulme
  • 1986: The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis
  • 1987: Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
  • 1988: Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  • 1989: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 1990: Possession by A. S. Byatt
  • 1991: The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  • 1992: Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
  • 1992: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • 1993: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
  • 1994: How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
  • 1995: The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
  • 1996: Last Orders by Graham Swift
  • 1997: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • 1998: Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  • 1999: Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
  • 2000: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • 2001: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  • 2002: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • 2003: Vernon God Little by D. B. C. Pierre
  • 2004: The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  • 2005: The Sea by John Banville
  • 2006: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • 2007: The Gathering by Anne Enright
  • 2008: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • 2009: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • 2010: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  • 2011: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • 2012: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • 2014: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction:

  • 1975: Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
  • 1976: October Light by John Gardner
  • 1977: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • 1978: The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
  • 1979: The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan
  • 1980: The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
  • 1981: Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
  • 1982: George Mills by Stanley Elkin
  • 1983: Ironweed by William Kennedy
  • 1984: Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  • 1985: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
  • 1986: Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
  • 1987: The Counterlife by Philip Roth
  • 1988: The Middleman and Other Stories by Bharati Mukherjee
  • 1989: Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow
  • 1990: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
  • 1991: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • 1992: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • 1993: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • 1994: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • 1995: Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin
  • 1996: Women in Their Beds by Gina Berriault
  • 1997: The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • 1998: The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
  • 1999: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
  • 2000: Being Dead by Jim Crace
  • 2001: Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
  • 2002: Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • 2003: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • 2004: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • 2005: The March by E. L. Doctorow
  • 2006: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • 2007: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • 2008: 2666 by Roberto Bolano
  • 2009: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • 2010: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • 2011: Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman
  • 2012: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • 2013: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • 2014: TBA

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award:

  • 1996: Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
  • 1997: My Heart So White by Javier Marias
  • 1998: The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller
  • 1999: Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
  • 2000: Wide Open by Nicola Barker
  • 2001: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
  • 2002: Atomised by Michel Houellebecq
  • 2003: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  • 2004: This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • 2005: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • 2006: The Master by Colm Toibin
  • 2007: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  • 2008: De Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage
  • 2009: Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
  • 2010: The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
  • 2011: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • 2012: Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
  • 2013: City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
  • 2014: The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The Folio Prize:

  • 2014: Tenth of December by George Saunders

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