Well Known Pulitzers These are the PPrize twenty most well known Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners.

The PPrize Twenty Most Well Known Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction


When you hear that someone collects first edition Pulitzer's, which book comes to mind? We set out to answer that question with our PPrize.com list of the top 20 most well known Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners. This list is based on a variety of sources including questions we received over the years, and the amount of traffic to each of our book pages. This list is not a qualification of one work over another. We are merely showing which books are most widely recognized to most Americans.

Also, we are frequently questioned about Pulitzer Prize winners for categories other than fiction. We listed the most popular of these non-fiction books as an addendum.

The Twenty Most Well Known Pulitzer Winners (for Fiction):

1.Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
3.The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4.Beloved by Toni Morrison
5.The Age of Innocence by Edit Wharton
6.The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
7.All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
8.The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
9.Ironweed by William Kennedy
10.The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
11.The Yearling by Marjorie Kinan Rawlings
12.Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
13.The Color Purple by Alice Walker
14.The Hours by Michael Cunningham
15.The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
16.Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
17.The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
18.Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
19.The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
20.A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole


Addendum: Here are three well known non-fiction Pulitzer winners.

1.Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy
2.The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh
3.The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder




What Pulitzer winner is most popular with you?