My Pulitzer Prize Project

My Intention

I decided to read every book that has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. But I don’t just want to read the books, I want to make this a study of what the Prize has meant for American literature (and revealed about America as a whole) over time, and how that has changed. Each deep dive linked on the right represents an examination of the book that won, what was going on at the time, and what its competition was. For years when there was no winner, I will try to find out what happened that led to the decision not to award the prize.

As I work my way through the project, I will add links to my deep dives in the images below.