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Prize Winning Fiction
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Newest Winners First Achieving Minimum 8/10 Rating for Romance

Year--Book--Prize --Romance Rating

2012

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Women's

8

 

Trojan war and love story

   

2010

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

Costa

9

 

Portrait of two women 50 years apart

   

2009

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Costa

9

 

Irish homesick emigree experiences Brooklyn

   

2007

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Women's

9

 

Love in African Civil War

   

2006

March by Geraldine Brooks

Pulitzer

8

 

Chaplain fights war and slavery

   

2005

The Sea by John Banville

Booker

8

 

Growing up and growing old

   

2002

Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Women's

9

 

Terrorists and hostages become one

   

2001

The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville

Women's

9

 

Small town off beat romance

   

1999

Music & Silence by Rose Tremain

Costa

9

 

Danish King employs English lutenist

   

1990

Possession by A S Byatt

Booker

9

 

Young scholars investigate Victorian poets

   

1990

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

Pulitzer

8

 

Cuban muscians seek fame in US

   

1985

Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

Pulitzer

9

 

American love affairs in London

   

1984

Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner

Booker

8

 

Woman looking to be loved

   

1983

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor

Costa

8

 

Anglo-Irish romance, friction and intrigue

   

1949

Tales of the South Pacific by James.A.Michener

Pulitzer

8

 

South Pacific war & romance

   

 

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner

It's a massive day in arts and journalism because the 100th annual Pulitzer Prize winners were just announced, and there's a big surprise. 2015's best artistic and nonfiction writing across 21 categories were recognized during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City. The first Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Hebert Bayward Swope, a reporter for The New York World, in 1916. (And if you're as big a fan of Newsies as I am, that paper should ring a bell, but try to think of it more positively.)

The major prize for book nerds, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press), a legitimate surprise, if you've been paying attention to the book nerd and industry buzz. The feeling around the prize in the last few months would have you putting all your hard-earned cash down on A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara to take home the award, but that's why you should never gamble. Viet Thanh Nguyen is no less deserving, and moreover, it's his debut novel, which makes it such a wonderful win.

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