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105 Pulitzer Prize Winning Books

Congratulations to Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees! The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 and continues to carry on its coveted trade name. We’re proud of our many books that have won the esteemed award. Whether you’re looking for resource or recommendation, we’ve compiled a list of our Pulitzer Prize-winning books all the way back to 1919.

  1. 1

    Blood in the Water

    by Heather Ann Thompson

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    The Underground Railroad

    by Colson Whitehead

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    Evicted

    by Matthew Desmond

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  4. 4

    The Return

    by Hisham Matar

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  5. 5

    Barbarian Days

    by William Finnegan

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    Black Flags

    by Joby Warrick

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    Custer’s Trials

    by T.J. Stiles

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    The Pope and Mussolini

    by David I. Kertzer

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  9. 9

    Toms River

    by Dan Fagin

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  10. 10

    The Black Count

    by Tom Reiss

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    Stag’s Leap

    by Sharon Olds

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    The Orphan Master’s Son

    by Adam Johnson

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  13. 13

    Embers of War

    by Fredrik Logevall

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  14. 14

    Malcolm X

    by Manning Marable

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    George F. Kennan

    by John Lewis Gaddis

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    A Visit from the Goon Squad

    by Jennifer Egan

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    Washington

    by Ron Chernow

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    Lords of Finance

    by Liaquat Ahamed

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    The First Tycoon

    by T.J. Stiles

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    The Dead Hand

    by David Hoffman

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    Olive Kitteridge

    by Elizabeth Strout

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    American Lion

    by Jon Meacham

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    Slavery By Another Name

    by Douglas A. Blackmon

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    The Road

    by Cormac McCarthy

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    The Race Beat

    by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff

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    The Most Famous Man in America

    by Debby Applegate

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    March

    by Geraldine Brooks

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    American Prometheus

    by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

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    de Kooning

    by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

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    Ghost Wars

    by Steve Coll

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    Gulag

    by Anne Applebaum

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    Master of the Senate

    by Robert A. Caro

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    Empire Falls

    by Richard Russo

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    Practical Gods

    by Carl Dennis

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    Founding Brothers

    by Joseph J. Ellis

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    Vera

    by Stacy Schiff

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    Lindbergh

    by A. Scott Berg

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    Blizzard of One

    by Mark Strand

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    Personal History

    by Katharine Graham

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    Martin Dressler

    by Steven Millhauser

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    Original Meanings

    by Jack N. Rakove

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    Ashes to Ashes

    by Richard Kluger

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    Independence Day

    by Richard Ford

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    William Cooper’s Town

    by Alan Taylor

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    God: A Biography

    by Jack Miles

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    The Haunted Land

    by Tina Rosenberg

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    The Stone Diaries

    by Carol Shields

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    The Simple Truth

    by Philip Levine

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    The Beak of the Finch

    by Jonathan Weiner

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    Lenin’s Tomb

    by David Remnick

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    A Thousand Acres

    by Jane Smiley

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    Rabbit at Rest

    by John Updike

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    A Midwife’s Tale

    by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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    In Our Image

    by Stanley Karnow

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    Breathing Lessons

    by Anne Tyler

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    Oscar Wilde

    by Richard Ellmann

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    A Bright Shining Lie

    by Neil Sheehan

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    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison

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    A Summons to Memphis

    by Peter Taylor

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    Voyagers to the West

    by Bernard Bailyn

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    Common Ground

    by J. Anthony Lukas

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    Foreign Affairs

    by Alison Lurie

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    Ironweed

    by William Kennedy

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    Rabbit Is Rich

    by John Updike

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    Fin-De-Siecle Vienna

    by Carl E. Schorske

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    Been in the Storm So Long

    by Leon F. Litwack

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    The Stories of John Cheever

    by John Cheever

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    Dragons of Eden

    by Carl Sagan

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    Humboldt’s Gift

    by Saul Bellow

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    The Killer Angels

    by Michael Shaara

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    The Power Broker

    by Robert A. Caro

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    The Optimist’s Daughter

    by Eudora Welty

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    People of Paradox

    by Michael Kammen

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    Angle of Repose

    by Wallace Stegner

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    The Rising Sun

    by John Toland

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    Huey Long

    by T. Harry Williams

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    The Confessions of Nat Turner

    by William Styron

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    The Keepers of the House

    by Shirley Ann Grau

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    The Reivers

    by William Faulkner

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    A Death in the Family

    by James Agee

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    The Age of Reform

    by Richard Hofstadter

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    A Fable

    by William Faulkner

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    The Collected Poems

    by Wallace Stevens

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    A Stillness at Appomattox

    by Bruce Catton

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    The Town

    by Conrad Richter

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    A Bell for Adano

    by John Hersey

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    One of Ours

    by Willa Cather

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    Alice Adams

    by Booth Tarkington

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    The Age of Innocence

    by Edith Wharton

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    The Magnificent Ambersons

    by Booth Tarkington

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