JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
(14% of recipients)


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Listed below are recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction who were, or are, Jewish (or of partial Jewish descent, as noted).  The list also includes recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, which was replaced by this category in 1948.  For lists of Jewish novelists, playwrights, poets, and other Jewish writers, see Jews in Literature.
  • Edna Ferber (1925), So Big
  • Herman Wouk (1952), The Caine Mutiny
  • MacKinlay Kantor 1 (1956), Andersonville
  • Bernard Malamud (1967), The Fixer
  • Saul Bellow (1976), Humboldt's Gift
  • Norman Mailer (1980), The Executioner's Song
  • Alison Lurie 2 (1985), Foreign Affairs
  • Art Spiegelman (1992), Maus
  • Steven Millhauser (1997), Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
  • Philip Roth (1998), American Pastoral
  • Michael Chabon (2001), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • Geraldine Brooks 3 (2006), March
NOTES
1. Born Benjamin MacKinlay Kantor to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. See My Father's Voice: MacKinlay Kantor Long Remembered, by Tim Kantor (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988, pp. 28-29, 40, 48-49, 92).
2. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.
3. Convert to Judaism; see Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, by Geraldine Brooks (Anchor Books, New York, 1995, Chapter 5).

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