Pulitzer Prize Novel

Who will be the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction?

April 9, 2020

The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes are postponed until May 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST via livestream. The names of the finalists are not released ahead of time, and so the winner is a surprise every year. For twelve years we have been posting a prediction list prepared by a fellow Pulitzer collector and research scientist. The list is the product of a regression analysis that weighs a given book's performance in other book awards, as well as the author's past award and nomination history.

Here is the final 2020 prediction list:

1.   The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 🏆
2.   The Topeka School by Ben Lerner 🏅
3.   Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat
4.   Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
5.   On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
6.   Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
7.   Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg
8.   Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
9.   Exhalation by Ted Chiang
10. My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates
11. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
      Dominicana by Angie Cruz
13. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 🏅
14. Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
      The Need by Helen Phillips

Comment on our lists, or offer your own opinion about who you think will win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: