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Originally established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, the Pulitzer Prize is a yearly award for achievements in writing and music over 21 categories. Works must be entered to be considered, and may be considered for up to two categories.

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the original Pulitzers included in the program's inauguration, though no prize for Novel was awarded until 1918.

The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday
Pages: 224
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story...

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The Overstory: A Novel

RICHARD POWERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 502
Format: Book

New York Times Bestseller

A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan....

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Less: A Novel

ANDREW SEAN GREER · Lee Boudreaux Books
Pages: 272
Format: Book

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review) .

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A...

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The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday
Pages: 306
Format: Paperback

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton...
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The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Grove Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping...
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All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr · Scribner
Pages: 531
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation...
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The Goldfinch: A Novel

Donna Tartt · Little Brown & Company
Pages: 771
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen...
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The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Adam Johnson · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Book

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Masters Son follows a young mans journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the worlds most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

NATIONAL...

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Jennifer Egan's spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate...
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Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout · Random House; 2 edition
Format: Book

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • SOON TO BE AN HBO MINISERIES

In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence...

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March: A Novel

Geraldine Brooks · Viking Adult; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously...
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Gilead: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Pages: 247
Format: Hardcover

2005 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction 2004 National Book Critics Circle Winner In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Amess life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young...
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The Known World

Edward P. Jones · Amistad; 1st edition
Pages: 388
Format: Hardcover

Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor -- William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginias Manchester County. Under Robbinss tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation -- as well...
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Middlesex: A Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides--the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl.In the spring of , Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls school in Grosse...
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Empire Falls

Richard. Russo
Format: Book

Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel

Michael Chabon · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle...
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Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri · Mariner Books
Pages: 198
Format: Paperback

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American...
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