Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction: How much have you read?

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Prize-giver and fashion icon Joseph Pulitzer.

After reading “The Road,” I wondered if it was the first Pulitzer Prize for Fiction I’d ever read. Certainly it’s the first time I’ve read one so close to its winning: The awards were announced on April 16 of this year, and I read the book four months later.

Wikipedia has a handy list of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners. Note that before 1948, it was called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel; those winners (1918-1947) are here.

It turns out I’ve read several. To wit:

“Middlesex,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.

“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” by Michael Chabon.

“A Confederacy of Dunces,” by John Kennedy Toole.

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.

“The Old Man and the Sea,” by Ernest Hemingway. (Is it even possible to graduate from high school without having read “The Old Man and the Sea” at some point?)

“The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder.

“Kavalier & Clay” and “A Confederacy of Dunces” are two of my most favorite books ever, and I quite liked the other Pulitzer winners I’ve read, too.

Which Pulitzers have you read? Which ones should I read? Discuss.

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