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About the Pulitzer Prize

2018

  • 172 Pandora's Lab (Paul Offit)
  • 173 Jimmy Bluefeather (Kim Heacox)
  • 174 Adventures in the Margin of Error (Kathryn Schultz)
  • 175 Triumph of Experience (George Vaillant)
  • 176 A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
  • 177 Astoria (Peter Stark)
  • 178 A Higher Loyalty (James Comey)
  • 179 A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

2017

  • 165. Epic Measures (Jeremy Smith)
  • 166. The Last Days of Night (Graham Moore)
  • 167. Junkyard Planet (Adam Minter)
  • 168. When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
  • 169. The Next Tsunami (Bonnie Henderson)
  • 170. Hillbilly Elegy (J. D. Vance)
  • 171.  Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Giles Milton)

2016

  • 157. The Sixth Extinction (Elizabeth Kolbert)
  • 158. In The Plex (Stephen Levy)
  • 159. Being Mortal (Atul Gawande)
  • 160. Flash Boys (Michael Lewis)
  • 161. The Last Bus to Wisdom (Ivan Doig)
  • 162. Evicted: Poverty and  Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond)
  • 163. Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • 164. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth (Christopher Scotton)

2015

  • 148. The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown)
  • 149. The Girls of Atomic City (Denise Keirenan)
  • 150. Birdmen (Lawrence Goldstone)
  • 151. One Summer 1927 (Bill Bryson)
  • 152. The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker)
  • 153. All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
  • 155. Abundance (Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler)
  • 156. Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)

2014

  • 140. Sweet Thunder (Ivan Doig)
  • 141. Tortilla Curtain (T. C. Boyle)
  • 142. The Admirals (Walter R. Borneman)
  • 143. Resistance (Owen Sheers)
  • 144. In the Garden of Beasts (Erik Larson)
  • 145. The Dragons of Eden (Carl Sagan)
  • 146. The Light Between Oceans (M. L. Stedman)
  • 147.  The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs (Nick Trout)

2013

  • 133. Franklin and Winston (Jon Meacham)
  • 134. Orphan Master's Son (Adam Johnson)
  • 135. Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
  • 136. Polar Star (Martin Cruz Smith)
  • 137. The Wise Men (Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas)
  • 138. Turing's Cathedral (George Dyson)
  • 139. The Righteous Mind (Jonathan Haidt)

2012

  • 125 Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
  • 126. The Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela)
  • 127. The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
  • 128. Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
  • 129. The Ghost in the Wires (Kevin Mitnick)
  • 130. Mink River (Brian Doyle)
  • 131. Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)
  • 132. On The Beach (Nevil Shute)

2011

  • 116.  To Dance with the White Dog (Terry Kay)
  • 117.  The Professor and the Madman (Simon Winchester)
  • 118.  The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
  • 119.  Packing for Mars (Mary Roach)
  • 120.  War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)
  • 121.  The Invisible Man (H. G. Wells)
  • 122.  Hawaii (James Michener)
  • 123.  Foreskin's Lament (Shalom Auslander)
  • 124.  Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)

 

2010

  • 109.  Banker to the Poor (Muhammad Yunus)
  • 110.  The Great Upheaval (Jay Winik)
  • 111.  The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
  • 112.  The Street of a Thousand Blossoms (Gail Tsukiyama)
  • 113.  Winter Kill (Craig Leslie)
  • 114.  The Prize (Daniel Yergin)
  • 115.  Stubborn Twig (Lauren Kessler) 

 

2009

  • 100.  I Was Vermeer (Frank Wynne)
  • 101.  Ghost Map (Steven Johnson)
  • 102.  Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson)
  • 103.  The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
  • 104.  The Nine (Jeffrey Tobin)
  • 105.  The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
  • 106.  The Lemon Tree (Sandy Tolan)
  • 107.  When Rivers Run Dry (Fred Pearce)
  • 108.  Your Inner Fish (Niel Shubin

2008

  • 93. Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  • 94. Burning Fence (Craig Leslie)
  • 95. End of Faith (Sam Harris)   A rebuttal article: Read  Two articles on why we believe in God. 1  2
  • 96. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
  • 97. Hoot (Carl Hiaasen)
  • 98. Legacy of Ashes (Tim Weiner)
  • 99. Heat (Bill Buford)

2007    

  • 85. The Tin Drum (Gunter Grass)
  • 86. Friday Night Lights (H. G. Bissinger)
  • 87. The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Lucia Graves)
  • 88. The History of the World in Six Glasses (Tom Standage)
  • 89.  Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
  • 90. Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  • 91. The Pirate Coast (Richard Zacks)
  • 92. Flags of our Fathers (James Bradley)

2006

  • 77. Counting Coup (Larry Colton)
  • 78. Charlie Wilson's War (George Crile)
  • 79. In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
  • 80. Among the Thugs (Bill Buford)
  • 81. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
  • 82. The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (Barrington Moore)
  • 83. The Year of the French (Thomas Flanagan)
  • 84. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Thomas Kuhn)

2005

  • 69. The Measure of All Things (Ken Alder)
  • 70. A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson)
  • 71. The Devil in the White City (Eric Larson)
  • 72. The Kite Runner  (Khaled Hosseini)
  • 73. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  • 74. Under the Banner of Heaven (John Krakauer)
  • 75. Moneyball (Michael Lewis)
  • 76. Winds of War (Herman Wouk)

2004

  • 61. Mother Nature (Sarah Blaffer Hrdy)
  • 62. The Quiet American (Graham Greene)
  • 63. A Mind of Its Own (David Friedman)
  • 64. Blue Latitudes (Tony Horwitz)
  • 65. War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (Chris Hedges)
  • 66. The Confessions of Nat Turner (William Styron)
  • 67. Another Life (Michael Korda)
  • 68. The Gates of the Alamo (Stephen Harrigan)

2003

  • 53. Paris Trout (Pete Dexter)
  • 54. The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell)
  • 55. Seabiscuit (Laura Hillenbrand)
  • 56. Floating in My Mother's Palm (Ursula Hegi)
  • 57. The Caine Mutiny (Herman Wouk)
  • 58. The Count of Monte Cristo  (Alexandre Dumas)
  • 59. Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser)
  • 60. Prospect (William Littlefield)

2002

  • 45. Barney's Version (Mordecai Richler)
  • 46. The Bone People (Keri Hulme)
  • 47. Desire of the Everlasting Hills (Thomas Cahill)
  • 48. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  • 49. Nathaniel's Nutmeg (Giles Milton)
  • 50. King Rat (James Clavell)
  • 51. All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
  • 52. Second Nature: A Gardner's Education (Michael Pollan)

2001

  • 37. Heart Earth (Ivan Doig)
  • 38. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
  • 39. The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
  • 40. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (Thomas L. Friedman)
  • 41. Fire at Eden's Gate (Brent Walth) Members Comments
  • 42. The River Midnight (Lilian Nattel)
  • 43. Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea (Gary Kinder)
  • 44. Confederates in the Attic (Tony Horwitz)

2000

  • 28. Sometimes a Great Notion (Ken Kesey)
  • 29. The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are (Robert Wright)
  • 30. The Grapes of Wrath. (John Steinbeck)
  • 31. Shot in the Heart. (Mikal Gilmore)
  • 32. Guns, Germs, and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies (Jared Diamond) Members Comments
  • 33. Martin Dressler (Stephen Millhauser) Members Comments
  • 34. The Brothers K (David James Duncan) Members Comments
  • 35. The Perfect Storm (Sebastian Junger)
  • 36. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)

1999

  • 20. How the Irish Saved Civilization (Thomas Cahill )
  • 21. Mutant Message Down Under (Marlo Morgan)
  • 22. Twins : And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (Lawrence Wright)
  • 23. Truman (David McCullough)
  • 24. The Man In The High Castle, (Philip K. Dick)
  • 25. Ricochet River (Robin Cody)
  • 26. The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)
  • 27. Ceremony (Leslie Silko)

1998

  • 11. The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. LeGuin)
  • 12. Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
  • 13. The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli) & People’s Choice (Jeff Greenfield)
  • 14. Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
  • 15. Prairie Keepers (Marcy Houle)
  • 16. Stones from the River (Ursula Hegi)
  • 17. My Own Country (Abraham Verghese)
  • 18. Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner).
  • 19. English Creek (Ivan Doig)

1997

  • 3. Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter)
  • 4. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
  • 5. Indian Givers (Jack Weatherford)
  • 6. Shipping News (Anne Proulx)
  • 7. Liars Club (Mary Karr)
  • 8. Undaunted Courage (Stephen Ambrose)
  • 9. Beach Music (Pat Conroy)
  • 10. Independence Day (Richard Ford)

1996

  • 1. Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson)
  • 2. Son of Morning Star (Evan S. Connell)