• 1917
    • History
      • With Americans of Past and Present Days, by His Excellency J.J. Jusserand
    • Biography
      • Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, by Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott assisted by Florence Howe Hall (Houghton)
  • 1918
    • Novel
      • His Family, by Ernest Poole (Macmillan)
    • Drama
      • Why Marry?, by Jesse Lynch Williams
    • History
      • History of the Civil War, 1861-1865, by James Ford Rhodes (Macmillan)
    • Biography
      • Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed, by William Cabell Bruce (Putnam)
    • Poetry
      • Love Songs, by Sara Teasdale
  • 1919
    • Novel
      • The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington
    • Biography
      • The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams (Houghton)
    • Poetry
      • Corn Huskers, by Carl Sandburg
  • 1920
    • Drama
      • Beyond the Horizon, by Eugene O'Neill
    • History
      • The War with Mexico, by Justin H. Smith (Macmillan)
    • Biography
      • The Life of John Marshall, by Albert J. Beveridge (Houghton)
  • 1921
    • Novel
      • The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (Appleton)
    • Drama
      • Miss Lulu Bett, by Zona Gale
    • History
      • The Victory at Sea, by William Sowden Sims in collaboration with Burton J. Hendrick (Doubleday)
    • Biography
      • The Americanization of Edward Bok, by Edward Bok (Scribner)
  • 1922
    • Novel
      • Alice Adams, by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • Anna Christie, by Eugene O'Neill
    • History
      • The Founding of New England, by James Truslow Adams (Little)
    • Biography
      • A Daughter of the Middle Border, by Hamlin Garland (Macmillan)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Macmillan)
  • 1923
    • Novel
      • One of Ours, by Willa Cather (Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Icebound, by Owen Davis
    • History
      • The Supreme Court in United States History, by Charles Warren (Little)
    • Biography
      • The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)
    • Poetry
    • The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver: A Few Figs from Thistles: Eight Sonnets in American Poetry, 1922. A Miscellany, by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Harper)
  • 1924
    • Novel
      • The Able McLaughlins, by Margaret Wilson (Harper)
    • Drama
      • Hell-Bent Fer Heaven, by Hatcher Hughes
    • History
      • The American Revolution -- A Constitutional Interpretation, by Charles Howard McIlwain (Macmillan)
    • Biography
      • From Immigrant to Inventor, by Michael Idvorsky Pupin (Scribner)
    • Poetry
      • New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes, by Robert Frost (Holt)
  • 1925
    • Novel
      • So Big, by Edna Ferber (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • They Knew What They Wanted, by Sidney Howard
    • History
      • History of the American Frontier, by Frederic L. Paxson (Houghton)
    • Biography
      • Barrett Wendell and His Letters, by M. A. Dewolfe Howe (Little)
    • Poetry
      • The Man Who Died Twice, by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Macmillan)
  • 1926
    • Novel
      • Arrowsmith, by Sinclair Lewis (Harcourt)
    • Drama
      • Craig's Wife, by George Kelly
    • History
      • A History of the United States, Vol. VI: The War for Southern Independence, 1849-1865, by Edward Channing (Macmillan)
    • Biography
      • The Life of Sir William Osler, 2 vols., by Harvey Cushing (Oxford Univ. Press)
    • Poetry
      • What's O'Clock, by Amy Lowell (Houghton)
  • 1927
    • Novel
      • Early Autumn, by Louis Bromfield (Stokes)
    • Drama
      • In Abraham's Bosom, by Paul Green
    • History
      • Pinckney's Treaty, by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Johns Hopkins)
    • Biography
      • Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative, by Emory Holloway (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Fiddler's Farewell, by Leonora Speyer (Knopf)
  • 1928
    • Novel
      • The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder (Boni)
    • Drama
      • Strange Interlude, by Eugene O'Neill
    • History
      • Main Currents in American Thought, 2 vols., by Vernon Louis Parrington (Harcourt)
    • Biography
      • The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas, by Charles Edward Russell (Doubleday)
    • Poetry
      • Tristram, by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Macmillan)
  • 1929
    • Novel
      • Scarlet Sister Mary, by Julia Peterkin (Bobbs)
    • Drama
      • Street Scene, by Elmer L. Rice
    • History
      • The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865, by Fred Albert Shannon (A.H. Clark)
    • Biography
      • The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)
    • Poetry
      • John Browns Body, by Stephen Vincent Benet (Farrar)
  • 1930
    • Novel
      • Laughing Boy, by Oliver Lafarge (Houghton)
    • Drama
      • The Green Pastures, by Marc Connelly
    • History
      • The Founding of the American Republic, Volume II: The War of Independence: American Phase, by Claude H. Van Tyne (Houghton)
    • Biography
      • The Raven, by Marquis James (Bobbs)
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems, by Conrad Aiken (Scribner)
  • 1931
    • Novel
      • Years of Grace, by Margaret Ayer Barnes (Houghton)
    • Drama
      • Alison's House, by Susan Glaspell
    • History
      • The Coming of the War 1914, by Bernadotte E. Schmitt (Scribner)
    • Biography
      • Charles W. Eliot, by Henry James (Houghton)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by Robert Frost (Holt)
  • 1932
    • Novel
      • The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck (John Day)
    • Drama
      • Of Thee I Sing, by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin
    • History
      • My Experiences in the World War, by John J. Pershing (Stokes)
    • Biography
      • Theodore Roosevelt, by Henry F. Pringle (Harcourt)
    • Poetry
      • The Flowering Stone, by George Dillon (Viking)
  • 1933
    • Novel
      • The Store, by T. S. Stribling (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • Both Your Houses, by Maxwell Anderson
    • History
      • The Significance of Sections in American History, by Frederick J. Turner (Holt)
    • Biography
      • Grover Cleveland, by Allan Nevins (Dodd)
    • Poetry
      • Conquistador, by Archibald Macleish (Houghton)
  • 1934
    • Novel
      • Lamb in His Bosom, by Caroline Miller (Harper)
    • Drama
      • Men in White, by Sidney Kingsley
    • History
      • The People's Choice, by Herbert Agar (Houghton)
    • Biography
      • John Hay, by Tyler Dennett (Dodd)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Verse, by Robert Hillyer (Knopf)
  • 1935
    • Novel
      • Now in November, by Josephine Winslow Johnson (Simon & Schuster)
    • Drama
      • The Old Maid, by Zoe Akins
    • History
      • The Colonial Period of American History, by Charles McLean Andrews (Yale Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • R. E. Lee, by Douglas S. Freeman (Scribner)
    • Poetry
      • Bright Ambush, by Audrey Wurdemann (John Day)
  • 1936
    • Novel
      • Honey in the Horn, by Harold L. Davis (Harper)
    • Drama
      • Idiots Delight, by Robert E. Sherwood
    • History
      • A Constitutional History of the United States, by Andrew C. McLaughlin (Appleton)
    • Biography
      • The Thought and Character of William James: As Revealed in Unpublished Correspondence and Notes, Together with His Published Writings, by Ralph Barton Perry (Little)
    • Poetry
      • Strange Holiness, by Robert P. Tristram Coffin (Macmillan)
  • 1937
    • Novel
      • Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (Macmillan)
    • Drama
      • You Can't Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
    • History
      • The Flowering of New England 1815-1865, by Van Wyck Brooks (Dutton)
    • Biography
      • Hamilton Fish: The Inner History of the Grant Administration, by Allan Nevins (Dodd)
    • Poetry
      • A Further Range, by Robert Frost (Holt)
  • 1938
    • Novel
      • The Late George Apley, by John Phillips Marquand (Little)
    • Drama
      • Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
    • History
      • The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900, by Paul Herman Buck (Little)
    • Biography
      • Pedlar's Progress, by Odell Shepard (Little)
      • The Life of Andrew Jackson, by Marquis James (Bobbs)
    • Poetry
      • Cold Morning Sky, by Marya Zaturenska (Macmillan)
  • 1939
    • Novel
      • The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner)
    • Drama
      • Abe Lincoln in Illinois, by Robert E. Sherwood
    • History
      • A History of American Magazines, by Frank Luther Mott (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Benjamin Franklin, by Carl Van Doren (Viking)
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems, by John Gould Fletcher (Farrar)
  • 1940
    • Novel
      • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (Viking)
    • Drama
      • The Time of Your Life, by William Saroyan
    • History
      • Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt)
    • Biography
      • Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII, by Ray Stannard Baker (Doubleday)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by Mark Van Doren (Holt)
  • 1941
    • Drama
      • There Shall Be No Night, by Robert E. Sherwood
    • History
      • The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860, by Marcus Lee Hansen (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Jonathan Edwards, 1703–1758: A Biography, by Ola Elizabeth Winslow (Macmillan)
    • Poetry
      • Sunderland Capture, by Leonard Bacon (Harper)
  • 1942
    • Novel
      • In This Our Life, by Ellen Glasgow (Harcourt)
    • History
      • Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865, by Margaret Leech (Harper)
    • Biography
      • Crusader in Crinoline, by Forrest Wilson (Lippincott)
    • Poetry
      • The Dust Which Is God, by William Rose Benet (Dodd)
  • 1943
    • Novel
      • Dragon's Teeth, by Upton Sinclair (Viking)
    • Drama
      • The Skin of Our Teeth, by Thornton Wilder
    • History
      • Paul Revere and the World He Lived In, by Esther Forbes (Houghton)
    • Biography
      • Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus, by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)
    • Poetry
      • A Witness Tree, by Robert Frost (Holt)
    • Music
      • Secular Cantata No. 2. A Free Song, by William Schuman
  • 1944
    • Novel
      • Journey in the Dark, by Martin Flavin (Harper)
    • History
      • The Growth of American Thought, by Merle Curti (Harper)
    • Biography
      • The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse, by Carleton Mabee (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Western Star, by Stephen Vincent Benet (Farrar)
    • Music
      • Symphony No. 4. Opus 34, by Howard Hanson
  • 1945
    • Novel
      • A Bell for Adano, by John Hersey (Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Harvey, by Mary Chase
    • History
      • Unfinished Business, by Stephen Bonsal (Doubleday)
    • Biography
      • George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel, by Russell Blaine Nye (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • V-Letter and Other Poems, by Karl Shapiro (Reynal)
    • Music
      • Appalachian Spring, by Aaron Copland
  • 1946
    • Drama
      • State of the Union, by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay
    • History
      • The Age of Jackson, by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
    • Biography
      • Son of the Wilderness, by Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Knopf)
    • Music
      • The Canticle of the Sun, by Leo Sowerby
  • 1947
    • Novel
      • All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren (Harcourt)
    • History
      • Scientists Against Time, by James Phinney Baxter 3rd (Little)
    • Biography
      • The Autobiography of William Allen White, by William Allen White (Macmillan)
    • Poetry
      • Lord Weary's Castle, by Robert Lowell (Harcourt)
    • Music
      • Symphony No. 3, by Charles Ives
  • 1948
    • Fiction
      • Tales of the South Pacific, by James A. Michener (Macmillan)
    • Drama
      • A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
    • History
      • Across the Wide Missouri, by Bernard Devoto (Houghton)
    • Biography
      • Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow, by Margaret Clapp (Little)
    • Poetry
      • The Age of Anxiety, by W. H. Auden (Random)
    • Music
      • Symphony, No. 3, by Walter Piston
  • 1949
    • Fiction
      • Guard of Honor, by James Gould Cozzens (Harcourt)
    • Drama
      • Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
    • History
      • The Disruption of American Democracy, by Roy Franklin Nichols (Macmillan)
    • Biography
      • Roosevelt and Hopkins, by Robert E. Sherwood (Harper)
    • Poetry
      • Terror and Decorum, by Peter Viereck (Scribner)
    • Music
      • Music for the film Louisiana Story, by Virgil Thomson
  • 1950
    • Fiction
      • The Way West, by A. B. Guthrie (Sloane)
    • Drama
      • South Pacific, by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
    • History
      • Art and Life in America, by Oliver W. Larkin (Rinehart)
    • Biography
      • John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy, by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Annie Allen, by Gwendolyn Brooks (Harper)
    • Music
      • Music in The Consul, by Gian-Carlo Menotti
  • 1951
    • Fiction
      • The Town, by Conrad Richter (Knopf)
    • History
      • The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840, by R. Carlyle Buley (Towers)
    • Biography
      • John C. Calhoun: American Portrait, by Margaret Louise Coit (Houghton)
    • Poetry
      • Complete Poems, by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt)
    • Music
      • Music in "Giants in the Earth", by Douglas S. Moore
  • 1952
    • Fiction
      • The Caine Mutiny, by Herman Wouk (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • The Shrike, by Joseph Kramm
    • History
      • The Uprooted, by Oscar Handlin (Little)
    • Biography
      • Charles Evans Hughes, by Merlo J. Pusey (Macmillan)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by Marianne Moore (Macmillan)
    • Music
      • Symphony Concertante, by Gail Kubik
  • 1953
    • Fiction
      • The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner)
    • Drama
      • Picnic, by William Inge
    • History
      • The Era of Good Feelings, by George Dangerfield (Harcourt)
    • Biography
      • Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803, by David J. Mays (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems 1917-1952, by Archibald MacLeish (Houghton)
  • 1954
    • Drama
      • The Teahouse of the August Moon, by John Patrick
    • History
      • A Stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton (Doubleday)
    • Biography
      • The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles A. Lindbergh (Scribner)
    • Poetry
      • The Waking, by Theodore Roethke (Doubleday)
    • Music
      • Concerto For Two Pianos and Orchestra, by Quincy Porter
  • 1955
    • Fiction
      • A Fable, by William Faulkner (Random)
    • Drama
      • Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams
    • History
      • Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History, by Paul Horgan (Rinehart)
    • Biography
      • The Taft Story, by William S. White (Harper)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by Wallace Stevens (Knopf)
    • Music
      • The Saint of Bleecker Street, by Gian-Carlo Menotti
  • 1956
    • Fiction
      • Andersonville, by MacKinlay Kantor (World)
    • Drama
      • Diary of Anne Frank, by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
    • History
      • The Age of Reform, by Richard Hofstadter (Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Benjamin Henry Latrobe, by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin (Oxford Univ. Press)
    • Poetry
      • Poems: North & South - A Cold Spring, by Elizabeth Bishop (Houghton)
    • Music
      • Symphony No. 3, by Ernst Toch
  • 1957
    • Drama
      • Long Day's Journey Into Night, by Eugene O'Neill
    • History
      • Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-192O, by George F. Kennan (Princeton Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Profiles in Courage, by John F. Kennedy (Harper)
    • Poetry
      • Things of This World, by Richard Wilbur (Harcourt)
    • Music
      • Meditations on Ecclesiastes, by Norman Dello Joio
  • 1958
    • Fiction
      • A Death In The Family, by James Agee (McDowell, Obolensky)
    • Drama
      • Look Homeward, Angel, by Ketti Frings
    • History
      • Banks and Politics in America, by Bray Hammond (Princeton Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • George Washington, Volumes I-VII, by Douglas Southall Freeman with John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth
    • Poetry
      • Promises: Poems 1954-1956, by Robert Penn Warren (Random)
    • Music
      • Vanessa, by Samuel Barber
  • 1959
    • Fiction
      • The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, by Robert Lewis Taylor (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • J. B., by Archibald Macleish
    • History
      • The Republican Era: l869-1901, by Leonard D. White
    • Biography
      • Woodrow Wilson, by Arthur Walworth (Longmans)
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems 1928-1958, by Stanley Kunitz (Little)
    • Music
      • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, by John LaMontaine
  • 1960
    • Fiction
      • Advise and Consent, by Allen Drury (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • Fiorello!, by Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
    • History
      • In the Days of McKinley, by Margaret Leech (Harper)
    • Biography
      • John Paul Jones, by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)
    • Poetry
      • Heart's Needle, by W. D. Snodgrass (Knopf)
    • Music
      • Second String Quartet, by Elliott Carter
  • 1961
    • Fiction
      • To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (Lippincott)
    • Drama
      • All The Way Home, by Tad Mosel
    • History
      • Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference, by Herbert Feis (Princeton Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, by David Donald (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades, by Phyllis McGinley (Viking)
    • Music
      • Symphony No. 7, by Walter Piston
  • 1962
    • Fiction
      • The Edge of Sadness, by Edwin O'Connor (Little)
    • Drama
      • How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows
    • History
      • The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West 1763-1766, by Lawrence H. Gipson (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Poems, by Alan Dugan (Yale Univ. Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Making of the President 1960, by Theodore H. White (Atheneum)
    • Music
      • The Crucible, by Robert Ward
  • 1963
    • Fiction
      • The Reivers, by William Faulkner (Random)
    • History
      • Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878, by Constance McLaughlin Green (Princeton Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Henry James, by Leon Edel (Lippincott)
    • Poetry
      • Pictures from Brueghel, by William Carlos Williams (New Directions)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Guns of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)
    • Music
      • Piano Concerto No. 1, by Samuel Barber
  • 1964
    • History
      • Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town, by Sumner Chilton Powell (Wesleyan Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • John Keats, by Walter Jackson Bate (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Poetry
      • At The End Of The Open Road, by Louis Simpson (Wesleyan Univ. Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, by Richard Hofstadter (Random)
  • 1965
    • Fiction
      • The Keepers Of The House, by Shirley Ann Grau (Random)
    • Drama
      • The Subject Was Roses, by Frank D. Gilroy
    • History
      • The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance, 1865-1879, by Irwin Unger (Princeton Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Henry Adams, three volumes, by Ernest Samuels (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Poetry
      • 77 Dream Songs, by John Berryman (Farrar)
    • General Nonfiction
      • O Strange New World, by Howard Mumford Jones (Viking)
  • 1966
    • Fiction
      • Collected Stories, by Katherine Anne Porter (Harcourt)
    • History
      • The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War, by Perry Miller (Harcourt)
    • Biography
      • A Thousand Days, by Arthur M. Schlesinger
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems, by Richard Eberhart (New Directions)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Wandering Through Winter, by Edwin Way Teale (Dodd)
    • Music
      • Variations for Orchestra, by Leslie Bassett
  • 1967
    • Fiction
      • The Fixer, by Bernard Malamud (Farrar)
    • Drama
      • A Delicate Balance, by Edward Albee
    • History
      • Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West, by William H. Goetzmann (Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, by Justin Kaplan (Simon & Schuster)
    • Poetry
      • Live or Die, by Anne Sexton (Houghton)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, by David Brion Davis (Cornell Univ. Press)
    • Music
      • Quartet No. 3, by Leon Kirchner
  • 1968
    • Fiction
      • The Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron (Random)
    • History
      • The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Memoirs, by George F. Kennan (Little)
    • Poetry
      • The Hard Hours, by Anthony Hecht (Atheneum)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Story of Civilization: Rousseau and Revolution, by Will and Ariel Durant (Simon & Schuster)
    • Music
      • Echoes of Time and the River, by George Crumb
  • 1969
    • Fiction
      • House Made of Dawn, by N. Scott Momaday (Harper)
    • Drama
      • The Great White Hope, by Howard Sackler
    • History
      • Origins of the Fifth Amendment, by Leonard W. Levy (Oxford Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends, by Benjamin Lawrence Reid (Oxford Univ. Press)
    • Poetry
      • Of Being Numerous, by George Oppen (New Directions)
    • General Nonfiction
      • So Human An Animal, by Rene Jules Dubos (Scribner)
      • The Armies Of The Night, by Norman Mailer (World)
    • Music
      • String Quartet No. 3, by Karel Husa
  • 1970
    • Fiction
      • Collected Stories, by Jean Stafford (Farrar)
    • Drama
      • No Place To Be Somebody, by Charles Gordone
    • History
      • Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department, by Dean Acheson (Norton)
    • Biography
      • Huey Long, by T. Harry Williams (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Untitled Subjects, by Richard Howard (Atheneum)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Gandhi's Truth, by Erik H. Erikson (Norton)
    • Music
      • Time's Encomium, by Charles Wuorinen
  • 1971
    • Drama
      • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel
    • History
      • Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom, by James MacGregor Burns (Harcourt)
    • Biography
      • Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915 -1938, by Lawrance Thompson (Holt)
    • Poetry
      • The Carrier of Ladders, by William S. Merwin (Atheneum)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Rising Sun, by John Toland (Random)
    • Music
      • Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sound (1970), by Mario Davidovsky
  • 1972
    • Fiction
      • Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner (Doubleday)
    • History
      • Neither Black Nor White, by Carl N. Degler (Macmillan)
    • Biography
      • Eleanor and Franklin, by Joseph P. Lash (Norton)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by James Wright (Wesleyan Univ. Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945, by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)
    • Music
      • Windows, by Jacob Druckman
  • 1973
    • Fiction
      • The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty (Random)
    • Drama
      • That Championship Season, by Jason Miller
    • History
      • People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization, by Michael Kammen (Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Luce and His Empire, by W. A. Swanberg (Scribner)
    • Poetry
      • Up Country, by Maxine Kumin (Harper)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Children of Crisis, Vols. II and III, by Robert Coles (Little)

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, by Frances FitzGerald (Little)

    • Music
      • String Quartet No. 3, by Elliott Carter
  • 1974
    • History
      • The Americans: The Democratic Experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin (Random)
    • Biography
      • O'Neill, Son and Artist, by Louis Sheaffer (Little)
    • Poetry
      • The Dolphin, by Robert Lowell (Farrar)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Denial of Death, by Ernest Becker (Free Press/Macmillan)
    • Music
      • Notturno, by Donald Martino
  • 1975
    • Fiction
      • The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara (McKay)
    • Drama
      • Seascape, by Edward Albee
    • History
      • Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V, by Dumas Malone (Little)
    • Biography
      • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, by Robert Caro (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Turtle Island, by Gary Snyder (New Directions)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard (Harper's Magazine Press)
    • Music
      • From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, by Dominick Argento
  • 1976
    • Fiction
      • Humboldt's Gift, by Saul Bellow (Viking)
    • Drama
      • A Chorus Line, by Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood, Jr., Marvin Hamlisch, Nicholas Dante and Edward Kleban
    • History
      • Lamy of Santa Fe, by Paul Horgan (Farrar)
    • Biography
      • Edith Wharton: A Biography, by R. W. B. Lewis (Harper)
    • Poetry
      • Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, by John Ashbery (Viking)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Why Survive? Being Old In America, by Robert N. Butler (Harper)
    • Music
      • Air Music, by Ned Rorem
  • 1977
    • Drama
      • The Shadow Box, by Michael Cristofer
    • History
      • The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861, by David M. Potter (Harper)

(A posthumous publication; manuscript finished by Don E. Fehrenbacker.)

    • Biography
      • A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence, by John E. Mack (Little)
    • Poetry
      • Divine Comedies, by James Merrill (Atheneum)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Beautiful Swimmers, by William W. Warner (Atlantic Little Brown)
    • Music
      • Visions of Terror and Wonder, by Richard Wernick
  • 1978
    • Fiction
      • Elbow Room, by James Alan McPherson (Atlantic Monthly Press)
    • Drama
      • The Gin Game, by Donald L. Coburn
    • History
      • The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, by Alfred D. Chandler
    • Biography
      • Samuel Johnson, by Walter Jackson Bate (Harcourt)
    • Poetry
      • Collected Poems, by Howard Nemerov (Univ. of Chicago)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Dragons of Eden, by Carl Sagan (Random House)
    • Music
      • Deja Vu for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra, by Michael Colgrass
  • 1979
    • Fiction
      • The Stories of John Cheever, by John Cheever (Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Buried Child, by Sam Shepard
    • History
      • The Dred Scott Case, by Don E. Fehrenbacher (Oxford Univ. Press)
    • Biography
      • Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews, by Leonard Baker (Macmillan)
    • Poetry
      • Now and Then, by Robert Penn Warren (Random)
    • General Nonfiction
      • On Human Nature, by Edward O. Wilson (Harvard Univ. Press)
    • Music
      • Aftertones of Infinity, by Joseph Schwantner
  • 1980
    • Fiction
      • The Executioner's Song, by Norman Mailer (Little)
    • Drama
      • Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson
    • History
      • Been in the Storm So Long, by Leon F. Litwack (Knopf)
    • Biography
      • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris (Coward)
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems, by Donald Justice (Atheneum)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas R. Hofstadter (Basic Books)
    • Music
      • In Memory of a Summer Day, by David Del Tredici
  • 1981
    • Fiction
      • A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole (Louisiana State U. Press)
    • History
      • American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876, by Lawrence A. Cremin (Harper & Row)
    • Biography
      • Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert K. Massie (Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • The Morning of the Poem, by James Schuyler (Farrar)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture, by Carl E. Schorske (Knopf)
  • 1982
    • Fiction
      • Rabbit Is Rich, by John Updike (Knopf)
    • Drama
      • A Soldier's Play, by Charles Fuller
    • History
      • Mary Chesnut's Civil War, by C. Vann Woodward (Yale U. Press)
    • Biography
      • Grant: A Biography, by William McFeely (Norton)
    • Poetry
      • The Collected Poems, by Sylvia Plath (Harper & Row)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder (Atlantic/Little)
    • Music
      • Concerto for Orchestra, by Roger Sessions
  • 1983
    • Fiction
      • The Color Purple, by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace)
    • Drama
      • Night, Mother, by Marsha Norman
    • History
      • The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790, by Rhys L. Isaac (U. North Carolina Press)
    • Biography
      • Growing Up, by Russell Baker (Congdon & Weed)
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems, by Galway Kinnell (Houghton Mifflin)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Is There No Place on Earth for Me?, by Susan Sheehan (Houghton Mifflin)
    • Music
      • Symphony No. I (Three Movements for Orchestra), by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
  • 1984
    • Fiction
      • Ironweed, by William Kennedy (Viking)
    • Drama
      • Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet
    • Biography
      • Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915, by Louis R. Harlan (Oxford U. Press)
    • Poetry
      • American Primitive, by Mary Oliver (Atlantic/Little)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Social Transformation Of American Medicine, by Paul Starr (Basic Books)
    • Music
      • "Canti del Sole" for Tenor and Orchestra, by Bernard Rands
  • 1985
    • Fiction
      • Foreign Affairs, by Alison Lurie (Random House)
    • Drama
      • Sunday in the Park With George, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
    • History
      • Prophets of Regulation, by Thomas K. McCraw (Belknap/Harvard)
    • Biography
      • The Life and Times of Cotton Mather, by Kenneth Silverman (Harper & Row)
    • Poetry
      • Yin, by Carolyn Kizer (BOA Editions)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two, by Studs Terkel (Pantheon)
    • Music
      • Symphony, RiverRun, by Stephen Albert
  • 1986
    • Fiction
      • Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster)
    • History
      • ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age, by Walter A. McDougall (Basic Books)
    • Biography
      • Louise Bogan: A Portrait, by Elizabeth Frank (Alfred A. Knopf)
      • A Hidden Childhood: A Jewish Girl's Sanctuary in a French Convent, 1942-1945, by Frida Scheps Weinstein (Hill and Wang)
    • Poetry
      • The Flying Change, by Henry Taylor (Louisiana State University Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families, by J. Anthony Lukas (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Music
      • Wind Quintet IV, by George Perle
  • 1987
    • Fiction
      • A Summons to Memphis, by Peter Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Fences, by August Wilson
    • History
      • Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, by David J. Garrow (William Morrow)
    • Poetry
      • Thomas and Beulah, by Rita Dove (Carnegie-Mellon University Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, by David K. Shipler (Times Books)
    • Music
      • The Flight Into Egypt, by John Harbison
  • 1988
    • Fiction
      • Beloved, by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry
    • History
      • The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876, by Robert V. Bruce (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, by David Herbert Donald (Little)
    • Poetry
      • Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems, by William Meredith (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes (Simon and Schuster)
    • Music
      • 12 New Etudes for Piano, by William Bolcom
  • 1989
    • Fiction
      • Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein
    • History
      • Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, by James M. McPherson (Oxford University Press)
    • Biography
      • Oscar Wilde, by Richard Ellmann (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • New and Collected Poems, by Richard Wilbur (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
    • General Nonfiction
      • A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, by Neil Sheehan (Random House)
    • Music
      • Whispers Out of Time, by Roger Reynolds
  • 1990
    • Fiction
      • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, by Oscar Hijuelos (Farrar)
    • Drama
      • The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson
    • History
      • In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines, by Stanley Karnow (Random House)
    • Biography
      • Machiavelli in Hell, by Sebastian de Grazia (Princeton University Press)
    • Poetry
      • The World Doesn't End, by Charles Simic (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
    • General Nonfiction
      • And Their Children After Them, by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson (Pantheon)
    • Music
      • "Duplicates": A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, by Mel Powell
  • 1991
    • Fiction
      • Rabbit At Rest, by John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Lost in Yonkers, by Neil Simon
    • History
      • A Midwife's Tale, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Jackson Pollock, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith (Clarkson N. Potter)
    • Poetry
      • Near Changes, by Mona Van Duyn (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Ants, by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson (Belknap/Harvard University Press)
    • Music
      • Symphony, by Shulamit Ran
  • 1992
    • Fiction
      • A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • The Kentucky Cycle, by Robert Schenkkan
    • History
      • The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, by Mark E. Neely
    • Biography
      • Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet, by Lewis B. Puller
    • Poetry
      • Selected Poems, by James Tate (Wesleyan University Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power, by Daniel Yergin (Simon & Schuster)
    • Music
      • The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark, by Wayne Peterson
  • 1993
    • Fiction
      • A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen Butler (Henry Holt)
    • Drama
      • Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner
    • History
      • The Radicalism of the American Revolution, by Gordon S. Wood (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Truman, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
    • Poetry
      • The Wild Iris, by Louise Glück (The Ecco Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, by Garry Wills (Simon & Schuster)
    • Music
      • Trombone Concerto, by Christopher Rouse
  • 1994
    • Fiction
      • The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx (Charles Scribner's Sons)
    • Drama
      • Three Tall Women, by Edward Albee
    • Biography
      • W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919, by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt)
    • Poetry
      • Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, by Yusef Komunyakaa (Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days Of The Soviet Empire, by David Remnick (Random House)
    • Music
      • Of Reminiscences and Reflections, by Gunther Schuller
  • 1995
    • Fiction
      • The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields (Viking)
    • Drama
      • The Young Man From Atlanta, by Horton Foote
    • History
      • No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)
    • Biography
      • Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life, by Joan D. Hedrick (Oxford University Press)
    • Poetry
      • The Simple Truth, by Philip Levine (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Beak Of The Finch: A Story Of Evolution In Our Time, by Jonathan Weiner (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Music
      • Stringmusic, by Morton Gould
  • 1996
    • Fiction
      • Independence Day, by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Rent, by Jonathan Larson
    • History
      • William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, by Alan Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • God: A Biography, by Jack Miles (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • The Dream of the Unified Field, by Jorie Graham (The Ecco Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism, by Tina Rosenberg (Random House)
    • Music
      • Lilacs, for voice and orchestra, by George Walker
  • 1997
    • Fiction
      • Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, by Steven Millhauser (Crown)
    • History
      • Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, by Jack N. Rakove (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Angela's Ashes: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt (Scribner)
    • Poetry
      • Alive Together: New and Selected Poems, by Lisel Mueller (Louisiana State University Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris, by Richard Kluger (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Music
      • Blood on the Fields, by Wynton Marsalis
  • 1998
    • Fiction
      • American Pastoral, by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
    • Drama
      • How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel
    • History
      • Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion, by Edward J. Larson (BasicBooks)
    • Biography
      • Personal History, by Katharine Graham (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Black Zodiac, by Charles Wright (Farrar)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond (W.W. Norton)
    • Music
      • String Quartet #2 (musica instrumentalis), by Aaron Jay Kernis
  • 1999
    • Fiction
      • The Hours, by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
    • Drama
      • Wit, by Margaret Edson
    • History
      • Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace (Oxford University Press)
    • Biography
      • Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
    • Poetry
      • Blizzard of One, by Mark Strand (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Annals of the Former World, by John McPhee (Farrar)
    • Music
      • Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion, by Melinda Wagner
  • 2000
    • Fiction
      • Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin)
    • Drama
      • Dinner With Friends, by Donald Margulies
    • History
      • Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, by David M. Kennedy (Oxford University Press)
    • Biography
      • Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), by Stacy Schiff (Random House)
    • Poetry
      • Repair, by C.K. Williams (Farrar)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press)
    • Music
      • Life is a Dream, Opera in Three Acts: Act II, Concert Version, by Lewis Spratlan
  • 2001
    • Fiction
      • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon (Random House)
    • Drama
      • Proof, by David Auburn
    • History
      • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt and Company)
    • Poetry
      • Different Hours, by Stephen Dunn (W.W. Norton & Company)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, by Herbert P. Bix (HarperCollins)
    • Music
      • Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra, by John Corigliano (G. Schirmer)
  • 2002
    • Fiction
      • Empire Falls, by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks
    • History
      • The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America, by Louis Menand (Farrar)
    • Biography
      • John Adams, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
    • Poetry
      • Practical Gods, by Carl Dennis (Penguin Books)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, by Diane McWhorter (Simon & Schuster)
    • Music
      • Ice Field, by Henry Brant
  • 2003
    • Fiction
      • Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar)
    • Drama
      • Anna in the Tropics, by Nilo Cruz
    • History
      • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt and Company)
    • Biography
      • Master of the Senate, by Robert A. Caro (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Moy Sand and Gravel, by Paul Muldoon (Farrar)
    • General Nonfiction
      • "A Problem From Hell:" America and the Age of Genocide, by Samantha Power (Basic Books)
    • Music
      • On the Transmigration of Souls, by John Adams (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • 2004
    • Fiction
      • The Known World, by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/ HarperCollins)
    • Drama
      • I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright
    • History
      • A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration, by Steven Hahn (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)
    • Biography
      • Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, by William Taubman (W.W. Norton)
    • Poetry
      • Walking to Martha's Vineyard, by Franz Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Gulag: A History, by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)
    • Music
      • Tempest Fantasy, by Paul Moravec
  • 2005
    • Fiction
      • Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar)
    • Drama
      • Doubt, a parable, by John Patrick Shanley
    • History
      • Washington's Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press)
    • Biography
      • de Kooning: An American Master, by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Delights & Shadows, by Ted Kooser (Copper Canyon Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Ghost Wars, by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press)
    • Music
      • Second Concerto for Orchestra, by Steven Stucky (Theodore Presser Company)
  • 2006
    • Fiction
      • March, by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
    • History
      • Polio: An American Story, by David M. Oshinsky (Oxford University Press)
    • Biography
      • American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Late Wife, by Claudia Emerson (Louisiana State University Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya, by Caroline Elkins (Henry Holt)
    • Music
      • Piano Concerto: 'Chiavi in Mano', by Yehudi Wyner (Associated Music Publishers)
  • 2007
    • Fiction
      • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
    • History
      • The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)
    • Poetry
      • Native Guard, by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Music
      • Sound Grammar, by Ornette Coleman
  • 2008
    • Fiction
      • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)
    • Drama
      • August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts
    • History
      • What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
    • Biography
      • Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, by John Matteson (W.W. Norton)
    • Poetry
      • Failure, by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, by Saul Friedländer (HarperCollins)
    • Music
      • The Little Match Girl Passion, by David Lang
  • 2009
    • Fiction
      • Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
    • Drama
      • Ruined, by Lynn Nottage
    • History
      • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company)
    • Biography
      • American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham (Random House)
    • Poetry
      • The Shadow of Sirius, by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)
    • Music
      • Double Sextet, by Steve Reich (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • 2010
    • Fiction
      • Tinkers, by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)
    • Drama
      • Next to Normal, by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
    • History
      • Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)
    • Biography
      • The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Poetry
      • Versed, by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)
    • Music
      • Violin Concerto, by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press)
  • 2011
    • Fiction
      • A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A.. Knopf)
    • Drama
      • Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris
    • History
      • The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner (W.W. Norton & Company)
    • Biography
      • Washington : A Life, by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)
    • Poetry
      • The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, by Kay Ryan (Grove/Atlantic)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
    • Music
      • Madame White Snake, by Zhou Long (Oxford University Press)
  • 2012
    • Drama
      • Water by the Spoonful, by Quiara Alegría Hudes
    • History
      • Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable (Viking)
    • Biography
      • George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)
    • Poetry
      • Life on Mars, by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton & Company)
    • Music
      • Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts, by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)
  • 2013
    • Fiction
      • The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson (Random House)
    • Drama
      • Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar
    • History
      • Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, by Fredrik Logevall (Random House)
    • Biography
      • The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss (Crown)
    • Poetry
      • Stag's Leap, by Sharon Olds (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, by Gilbert King (Harper)
    • Music
      • Partita for 8 Voices, by Caroline Shaw (New Amsterdam Records)
  • 2014
    • Fiction
      • The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
    • Drama
      • The Flick, by Annie Baker
    • History
      • The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)
    • Biography
      • Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • Poetry
      • 3 Sections, by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)
    • Music
      • Become Ocean, by John Luther Adams (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)
  • 2015
    • Fiction
      • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
    • Drama
      • Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • History
      • Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)
    • Biography
      • The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe, by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
    • Poetry
      • Digest, by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
    • General Nonfiction
      • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)
    • Music
      • Anthracite Fields, by Julia Wolfe (Red Poppy Music/G. Schirmer, Inc.)
  • 2016
    • Fiction
      • The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
    • Drama
      • Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • History
      • Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
    • Biography
      • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
    • Poetry
      • Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
    • Music
      • In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)
  • 2017
    • Fiction
      • The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
    • Drama
      • Sweat, by Lynn Nottage
    • History
      • Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon)
    • Biography
      • The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, by Hisham Matar (Random House)
    • Poetry
      • Olio, by Tyehimba Jess (Wave Books)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond (Crown)
    • Music
      • Angel's Bone, by Du Yun
  • 2018
    • Fiction
      • Less, by Andrew Sean Greer (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company)
    • Drama
      • Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok
    • History
      • The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton)
    • Biography
      • Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan Books)
    • Poetry
      • Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    • General Nonfiction
      • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    • Music
      • DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar
mar 28 2018 ∞
apr 22 2018 +