Pulitzer Prize
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
  Dan Fagin
3 Sections: Poems
  Vijay Seshadri
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
  Megan Marshall
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
 Alan Taylor
The Flick
 Annie Baker
The Goldfinch
 Donna Tartt
The orphan master's son : a novel
  Adam Johnson.
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
  Gilbert King.
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo
  Tom Reiss ; [maps by David Lindroth Inc.].
The swerve : how the world became modern
 Stephen Greenblatt.
George F. Kennan : an American life
 John Lewis Gaddis.
2011 (Fiction)
A Visit From The Goon Squad
 Jennifer Egan
2011 (Nonfiction)
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
  Siddhartha Mukherjee
2011 (Biography))
Washington: A Life
  Ron Chernow
2010 (Fiction)
  Paul Harding
2010 (Nonfiction)
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
 David E. Hoffman
2010 (Biography))
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
 T.J. Stiles
2009 (Fiction)
Olive Kitteridge
 Elizabeth Strout.
2009 (Nonfiction)
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
  Douglas A. Blackmon.
2009 (Biography))
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House
  Jon Meacham.
2008 (Fiction)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  Junot Diaz
2008 (Nonfiction)
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
 Saul Friedlander
2008 (Biography)
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
 John Matteson
2007 (Fiction)
The road
 Cormac McCarthy
2007 (Nonfiction)
The looming tower
  Lawrence Wright
2007 (Biography)
The most famous man in America
  Debby Applegate
2006 (Fiction)
  Geraldine Brooks
2006 (Nonfiction)
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
 Caroline Elkins
2006 (Biography)
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
 Kai Bird
2005 (Fiction)
 Marilynne Robinson
2005 (Nonfiction)
Ghost Wars
  Steve Coll
2005 (Biography)
de Kooning: An American Master
  Mark Stevens
2004 (Fiction)
The Known World
  Edward P. Jones
2004 (Nonfiction)
Gulag: A History
 Anne Applebaum
2004 (Biography)
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
 William Taubman
2003 (Fiction)
 Jeffrey Eugenides
2003 (Nonfiction)
A Problem From Hell
  Samantha Power
2003 (Biography)
Master of the Senate
  Robert A. Caro
2002 (Fiction)
Empire Falls
  Richard Russo
2002 (Nonfiction)
Carry Me Home
 Diane McWhorter
2002 (Biography)
John Adams
 David McCullough
2001 (Fiction)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
 Michael Chabon
2001 (Nonfiction)
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
  Herbert Bix
2001 (Biography)
W.E.B. DuBois
  David Levering Lewis
2000 (Fiction)
Interpreter of Maladies
  Jhumpa Lahiri
2000 (Nonfiction)
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
 John W. Dower
2000 (Biography)
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
 Stacy Schiff
1999 (Fiction)
The Hours
 Michael Cunningham
1999 (Nonfiction)
Annals of the Former World
  John McPhee
1999 (Biography)
  A. Scott Berg
1998 (Fiction)
American Pastoral
  Philip Roth
1998 (Nonfiction)
Guns, Germs and Steel
 Jared Diamond
1998 (Biography)
Personal History
 Katharine Graham
1997 (Fiction)
Martin Dressler
 Steven Millhauser
1997 (Nonfiction)
Ashes to Ashes
  Richard Kluger
1997 (Biography)
Angela's Ashes
  Frank McCourt
1996 (Fiction)
Independence Day
  Richard Ford
1996 (Nonfiction)
The Haunted Land
 Tina Rosenberg
1996 (Biography)
God: A Biography
 Jack Miles
1995 (Fiction)
The Stone Diaries
 Carol Shields
1995 (Nonfiction)
The Beak of the Finch
  Jonathan Weiner
1995 (Biography)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  Joan D. Hedrick