Novels

Don Quixote And Sancho Panza by Gustave Dore
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind” -Don Quixote

Index

Essays listed below by approximate publication date or author’s general period of activity.

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)

Francois Rabelias (1483-1553)
The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1564)
The Absurd World of Pantagruel

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615)
Who Is Miguel de Cervantes?
When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote
On Authorship in Don Quixote

John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Pilgrim’s Progress (1678)
Thoughts on Pilgrim’s Progress

Charles Perrault (1628-1703)
Fairy Tales
Notes on Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)
Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Robinson Crusoe’s Diary of Survivalism

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Madame de Villeneuve (1685-1755)
Beauty and the Beast (1740)
Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Voltaire (1698-1778)
Candide (1759)
Who Is Voltaire?
On Suffering in Voltaire’s Candide

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)
A Note on Fortune and Fate in Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones

Laurence Stern (1713-1768)
Tristam Shandy (1759-1767)

Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Jacques The Fatalist (1792)
Rameau’s Nephew (1805)

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)

Johann David Wyss (1743-1818)
The Swiss Family Robinson (1812)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774)
Faust (1808-1831)
Elective Affinities (1809)

Anne Radcliffe (1764-1823)
The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)

Walter Scott (1771-1823)
Ivanhoe (1819)

Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)

Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1818, posthumous)
Persuasion (1818, posthumous)

E.T.A. Hoffman (1776-1822)
“The Nutcracker and the Mouse Kid” Short Story (1816)

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Rip Van Winkle (1819)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)

Stendhal (1783-1842)
The Red and the Black (1830)

Brothers Grimm (~1785-1863)
Fairy Tales (1812)

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
The Last of the Mohicans (1826)

Mary Shelley (1789-1851)
Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus (1823)

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
La Comedie Humaine (1830)

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)
Eugene Onegin (1825-1832)
The Captain’s Daughter (1836)

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1832)
Les Miserables (1862)

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844, 1846)
The Three Musketeers (1844)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
The Scarlet Letter (1850)
The House of Seven Gables (1851)

Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)
Fairy Tales (1835-1869)

Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1840)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
Poems

Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Stories

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)
North and South (1854-1855)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)

William Makepeace Thackery (1811-1863)
Vanity Fair (1848)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
The Pickwick Papers (1836-1837)
Oliver Twist (1837-1839)
Nicholas Nickelby (1838-1839)
A Christmas Carol (1843)
David Copperfield (1849-1850)

Bleak House (1852-1853)
Hard Times (1854)
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Great Expectations (1859)

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and Jørgen Moe (1813-1882)
Norwegian Folktales (1874)

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
Chronicles of Barsetshire Series (1885-1867)

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)
Jane Eyre (1847)

Emily Brontë (1818-1848)
Wuthering Heights (1847)

Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)
Fathers and Sons (1862)

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Typee (1846)
Moby Dick (1851)
Bartelby, the Scrivener (1853)

Billy Budd (1924, posthumous)

George Eliot (1819-1880)
Middlemarch (1871-1872)

Anna Sewell (1820-1878)
Black Beauty (1877)

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
Notes From Underground (1864)
Crime and Punishment (1866)

The Idiot (1869)
Demons (1872)
The Brothers Karamazov (1880)

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Madame Bovary (1856)

Alexandre Dumas fils (1824-1895)
La Dame aux Camélias (1848)

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
The Woman In White (1859)

Carlo Collodi (1826-1890)
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883)

Johanna Spyri (1827-1901)
Heidi (1881)

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
A Doll’s House (1879)

Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
War and Peace (1869)
Anna Karenina (1877)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Little Women (1868-1869)

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Through The Looking Glass (1871)

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Tom Sawyer (1876)
Huckleberry Finn (1885)

Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
The Way of all Flesh (1903)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915)
Lady Audley’s Secret (1862)

Bret Harte (1836-1902)
The Luck of the Roaring Camp (1816)

Henry Adams (1838-1918)
The Education of Henry Adams (1919, posthumous)

Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838-1926)
Flatland (1884)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)
The Return of the Native (1878)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
Tess of the d’Ubervilles (1891)
Jude the Obscure (1895)

Emile Zola (1840-1902)
Germinal (1894)
J’accuse…! (1898)

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
An Occurrence at Owl Bridge (1890)
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1892)

Henry James (1843-1916)
Daisy Miller (1878)
Portrait of a Lady (1881)

The Turn of the Screw (1898)

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)
Uncle Remus and African American Folktales (1880)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Treasure Island (1883)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
Kidnapped (1886)

Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Dracula (1897)

George Grossmith (1847-1912)
H.M.S. Pinafore (1878)
The Pirates of Penzance (1880)

Kate Chopin (1850-1904)
The Awakening (1899)

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
Boule de Suif” (“The Dumpling”, 1880)

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
A Little Princess (1905)
The Secret Garden (1911)

Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883)
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (1903)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) *Nobel Prize Winner (1925)
Pygmalion (1913)

Sir H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925)
King Solomon’s Mines (1885)

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
Up From Slavery (1901)

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903)

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Heart of Darkness (1899)
Lord Jim (1900)
Nostromo (1904)
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (1907)
Under Western Eyes (1911)

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)
The Wind in the Willows (1908)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
Sherlock Holmes (1891-1927)
The Hound of Baskervilles (1902)

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Three Men In A Boat (1889)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

J.M. Barrie (1860-1937)
Peter Pan (1902-1911)

Jane Addams (1860-1935)
Twenty Years at Hull-House

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Uncle Vanya (1899-1900)
Three Sisters (1901)
The Cherry Orchard (1904)

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
The Hardy Boys Series
Nancy Drew Series

Anthony Hope (1863-1933)
The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)

Baroness Orczy (1865-1947)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) *Nobel Prize Winner (1907)
The Jungle Book (1894)
Captains Courageous (1897)

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
The Time Machine (1895)
The Invisible Man (1897) *National Book Award Winner
The War of the Worlds (1897)

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867-1928)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)
Little House on the Prairie (1923-1943 *Newbery Award Winner

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

Edmond Rostand (1868-1918)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1897)

Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)

Felix Salten (1869-1945)
Bambi, a Life in the Woods (1923)

Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
In Search of Lost Time (1922-1931)

Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
Sister Carrie (1900)
An American Tragedy (1925)

Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939)
The Good Soldier (1915)

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Of Human Bondage (1915)

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
Anne of Green Gables (1908)

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
The Making of Americans (1926)
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933)

Thomas Mann (1875-1955) *Nobel Prize Winner (1929)
Buddenbrooks (1901)
Death in Venice (1912)
The Magic Mountain (1924)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)
Tarzan of the Apes (1912)

John Buchan (1875-1940)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
Winesburg, Ohio (1919)

Jack London (1876-1916)
The Call of the Wild (1903)
To Build A Fire (1902)
The Sea-Wolf (1904)
White Fang (1906)

Hermann Hesse (1877-1976) *Nobel Prize Winner (1946)
Siddhartha (1922)
Steppenwolf (1927)

E.M. Forster (1879-1970)
A Room With A View (1908)
Howards End (1910)
A Passage to India (1924)

Robert Musil (1880-1942)
The Man Without Qualities (1930-1943)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Mrs Dalloway (1925)
To the Lighthouse (1927)

James Joyce (1882-1941)
Ulysses (1918-1920)
Dubliners (1914)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)

A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
Winnie the Pooh (1926-1928)

Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
The Trial (1914-1915)
Metamorphosis (1915)

Kahlil Gebron (1883-1931)
The Prophet (1923)

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Sons and Lovers (1913)
Women In Love (1920)
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928)

Karen Blixen (1885-1962)
Out of Africa (1937)

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) *Nobel Prize Winner (1930)

Hugh Lofting (1886-1947)
The Story of Dr. Dolittle Series *Newbery Award Winner

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)
The Big Sleep (1939)

George Bernanos (1888-1948)
The Diary of a Country Priest (1936)

Henry Beston (1888-1968)
The Outermost House (1928)

T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926)

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953) *Nobel Prize Winner (1936)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1957)

Anita Loos (1889-1981)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925)

Boris Pasternek (1890-1960) *Nobel Prize Winner (1958)
Doctor Zhivago (1957)

Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)

Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890-1979)
Boxcar Children Series

Esther Forbes (1891-1967)
Johnny Tremain (1943) *Newbery Award Winner

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)

Nella Larsen (1891-1964)
Passing (1929)

Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Tropic of Cancer (1934)

Mikail Bulgakov (1891-1940)
The Master and Margarita (1967)

James M. Cain (1892-1977)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)

J.R.R. Tolkein (1892-1973)
The Hobbit (1937)
The Lord of the Rings (1954)

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) *Nobel Prize Winner (1938)
The Good Earth *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1932)
The Struggle for Land in The Good Earth

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)
The Maltese Falcon (1930)
The Thin Man (1934)

Joseph Roth (1894-1939)
Radetzky March (1932)

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Brave New World (1932)

Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
Cane (1923)

Robert Graves (1895-1985)
I, Claudius (1934)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1961)
This Side of Paradise (1920)
The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)
The Great Gatsby (1925)
Tender Is The Night (1934)

John Dos Passos (1896-1970)
U.S.A. Trilogy (1930-1936)

Betty Smith (1896-1972)
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1943)

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953)
The Yearling (1938)
Thoughts On The Yearling

Dodie Smith (1896-1990)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956)

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

William Faulkner (1897-1962) *Nobel Prize Winner (1949)
The Sound and the Fury (1929)
As I Lay Dying (1930)
Light In August (1932)
Absalom, Absalom (1936)

Scott O’Dell (1898-1989)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960) *Newbery Award Winner
Sing Down The Moon (1970)

Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956)

Thomas Alexander Boyd (1898-1935)
Through the Wheat (1923)

E.B. White (1899-1985)
Charlotte’s Web (1952)

Vladimir Nabakov (1899-1977)
Lolita (1955)

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
Ficciones (1944)

Alan Le May (1899-1964)
The Searchers (1954)

P.L. Travers (1899-1996)
Mary Poppins Series (1934-1988)

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) *Nobel Prize Winner (1954)
On the Epic Life of Ernest Hemingway
Notes on Hemingway’s “Writers At Work” Paris Review Interview (1958)

Hemingway’s Short Stories
A Fall From Grace in “Up In Michigan”
Thoughts on “On The Quai at Smyrna”
A New Beginning in “Hills Like White Elephants”
Contemplating Nihilism in “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”
The Mask of Politeness in “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”
The Experience of Placelessness in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

James Hilton (1900-1954)
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1934)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)
The Little Prince (1943)

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)
Gone With The Wind *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1937)
Gone With The Wind: An American Epic of Nostalgia and Survivalism

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)
Look Homeward, Angel (1929)

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) *Nobel Prize Winner (1962)

  • The Pastures of Heaven (1932)
  • The Red Pony (1933)
  • To A God Unknown (1933)
  • Tortilla Flat (1935)
  • Of Mice and Men (1937)
  • The Long Valley – Short Story Collection (1938)
  • The Grapes of Wrath *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1940)
    The Grapes of Wrath: An Epic Dust Bowl Tragedy
  • Cannery Row (1945)
  • The Pearl (1947)
  • A Russian Journal (1948)
  • Log From The Sea of Cortez (1951)
  • East of Eden (1952)
    The Troubling Concept of Timshel in East of Eden
  • Once There Was A War (1958)
  • Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)

Norman Maclean (1902-1990)
A River Runs Through It (1976)
The Haunting Waters of A River Runs Through It

Jessamyn West (1902-1984)
The Friendly Persuasion (1945)

George Orwell (1903-1950)
Animal Farm (1945)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Alan Paton (1903-1988)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1948)

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)
Brideshead Revisited (1945)

Irving Stone (1903-1989)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1961)

Nathanael West (1903-1940)
The Day of the Locusts (1939)

Walter D. Edmonds (1903-1998)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1936)

Graham Greene (1904-1991)
The End of the Affair (1951)
The Quiet American (1955)

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
All The King’s Men *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1947)
The Dangers of Populism in All The King’s Men

John O’Hara (1905-1970)
Appointment in Samarra (1934)

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) *Nobel Prize Winner
Nausea (1938)
No Exit (1944)

Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)
Darkness at Noon (1940)

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)
Anthem (1938)
The Fountainhead (1943)
Atlas Shrugged (1957)

Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976)
Johnny Got His Gun (1938)

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) *Nobel Prize Winner (1969)
Waiting for Godot (1953)

T.H. White (1906-1964)
The Once and Future King (1958)

Richard Llewellyn (1906-1983)
How Green Was My Valley (1939)

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989)
Rebecca (1938)

Jack Schaefer (1907-1991)
Shane (1949)

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002)
Pippi Longstocking Series (1945-1948)

Ian Fleming (1908-1964)
Casino Royale
Thoughts on Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale (1953)

Fred Gipson (1908-1973)
Old Yeller (1956)

Richard Wright (1908-1960)
Native Son (1940)
Black Boy (1945)

Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994)
The Sign of the Beaver (1983)

Walter van Tilburg Clark (1909-1971)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1940)

Eudora Welty (1909-2001)
The Optimist’s Daughter (1972)

William Golding (1911-1993) *Nobel Prize Winner (1983)
Lord of the Flies (1954)

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)
A Streetcar Named Desire *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1948)
Cat on a Tin Roof *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1955)
The Glass Menagerie (1944)

Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. (1911-2001)
Cheaper by the Dozen (1948)
Bells on their Toes (1950)

William H. Armstrong (1911-1999)
Sounder (1969) *Newbery Award Winner

J.L. Carr (1912-1994)
A Month in the Country (1980)

Pierre Boulle (1912-1994)
The Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957)
The Planet of the Apes (1963)

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975)
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (1971) *Booker Prize Winner

Albert Camus (1913-1960) *Nobel Prize Winner (1957)
The Stranger (1942)
The Plague (1947)

Ralph Ellison (1913-1994)
Invisible Man (1952)

Wilson Rawls (1913-1984)
Where the Red Fern Grows (1961)

John Hersey (1914-1993)
Hiroshima (1946)

William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
Naked Lunch (1959)

Laurie Lee (1914-1997)
Cider with Rosie (1959)

Herman Wouk (1915- )
The Caine Mutiny *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1952)
What Makes A Good Leader? On The Caine Mutiny

Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
Death of a Salesman *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1949)
The Crucible (1953)

Walter Farley (1915-1989)
The Black Stallion (1941)

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) *Nobel Prize Winner (1976)
The Adventures of Augie March (1954) *National Book Award Winner
Herzog (1964) *National Book Award Winner
Humboldt’s Gift *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1976)

Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
James and the Giant Peach (1961)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
Matilda (1988)

Beverly Cleary (1916-2021)
Ramona Quimby Series (1955-1999) *Newbery Award Winners
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1965)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965)

Carson McCullers (1917-1967)
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (1940)

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)
A Clockwork Orange (1962)

Robert Bloch (1917-1994)
Psycho (1959)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) *Nobel Prize Winner (1970)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)
The Gulag Archipelago (1973)

Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007)
A Wrinkle in Time (1962) *Newbery Award Winner

Jacqueline Susann (1918-1974)
Valley of the Dolls (1966)

Muriel Spark (1918-2006)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)
Catcher in the Rye (1951)

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)
Under the Net (1954)
The Sea, The Sea (1978) *Booker Prize Winner

Doris Lessing (1919-2013)
The Golden Notebook (1962)

Jean Craighead George (1919-2012)
My Side of the Mountain (1959)

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
The Martian Chronicles (1950)

Frank Herbert (1920-1986)
Dune (1965) *Nebula Award Winner *Hugo Award Winner

Mario Puzo (1920-1999)
The Godfather (1969)

Paul Scott (1920-1978)
The Raj Quartet (1965-1975)

Alex Haley (1921-1992)
Roots *Special Pulitzer Prize Winner (1977)

Theodore Taylor (1921-2006)
The Cay (1969)

James Clavell (1921-1994)
Shogun (1975)

James Jones (1921-1977)
From Here To Eternity (1951) *National Book Award Winner
The Thin Red Line (1962)

Ronald Blythe (1922- )
Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (1969)

Mavis Gallant (1922-2014)
Paris Stories (2002)

Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)
Lucky Jim (1954)

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
On The Road (1957)
The Dharma Bums (1958)

Big Sur (1962)

William Gaddis (1922-1998)
J R (1975) *National Book Award Winner

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)
Cat’s Cradle (1963)
Slaughterhouse Five (1969)

Norman Mailer (1923-2007)
The Naked and the Dead (1948)

Joseph Heller (1923-1999)
Catch-22 (1961)

Italo Calvino (1923-1985)
If on a winter’s night a traveler (1979)

Robert Bolt (1924-1995)
A Man For All Seasons (1960)

Truman Capote (1924-1984)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958)
In Cold Blood (1966)

James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Go Tell It On the Mountain (1953)
Notes of a Native Son (1955)

Malcolm X (1925-1965)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley) (1965)

Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)
Short Stories *National Book Award Winner

Gore Vidal (1925-2012)
Burr (1973)
Lincoln (1984)

Harry Mazer (1925-2016)
A Boy at War Series

William Styron (1925-2006)
The Confessions of Nat Turner *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1968)
Sophie’s Choice (1979) *National Book Award Winner

Richard Yates (1926-1992)
Revolutionary Road (1961)

John Knowles (1926-2001)
A Separate Peace (1959)

Harper Lee (1926-2016)
To Kill a Mockingbird *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1961)
The Meaning of Innocence in To Kill A Mockingbird

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) *Nobel Prize Winner (1982)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)

Daniel Keyes (1927-2014)
Flowers for Algernon (1958-1959) *Nebula Award Winner

Günter Grass (1927-2015)
The Tin Drum (1959)

B. Traven (*Unknown Author)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927)

Michael Shaara (1928-1988) and Jeffrey Shaara (1952-Present)
The Killer Angels *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1975)
Gods and Generals (1996)
The Last Full Measure (1998)
Gone for Soldiers (2000)
Rise to Rebellion (2001)
The Glorious Cause (2002)

Elie Weisel (1928-2016)
Night (1960)

Louise Fitzhugh (1928-1974)
Harriet the Spy (1964)

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)
Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1969)

Norton Juster (1929-2021)
The Phantom Toll Booth (1961)

Milan Kundera (1929- )
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)

Chaim Potok (1929-2002)
The Chosen (1967)

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)
Things Fall Apart (1958)

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)
A Raisin in the Sun (1959)

Frank McCourt (1930-2009)
Angela’s Ashes (1996)

E.L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967) *Newbery Award Winner

John le Carre (1931)
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1963)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974)

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) *Nobel Prize Winner (1993)
Bluest Eye (1970)
Beloved *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1988)
Sula (1973)
Song of Solomon (1977)

Tom Stoppard (1931- )
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1966)

E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015)
Ragtime (1975)
The March (1989)

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
The Bell Jar (1963)

V.S. Naipaul (1932-2018) *Nobel Laureate
In A Free State (1971) *Booker Prize Winner
A Bend in the River (1979)

Umberto Eco (1932-2016)
The Name of the Rose (1980)

John Updike (1932-2009)
Rabbit, Run (1960)
Rabbit Redux (1971)
Rabbit is Rich *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1982) *National Book Award Winner
Rabbit at Rest *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1991)

Natalie Babbitt (1932-2016)
Tuck Everlasting (1975)

Katherine Paterson (1932- )
Bridge to Terabithia (1977) *Newbery Award Winner

Philip Roth (1933-2018)
American Pastoral *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1998)

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987)
Frog and Toad Series (1970-1979)

Cormac McCarthy (1933- )
The Orchard Keeper (1965)
Suttree (1979)
All The Pretty Horses (1992) *National Book Award Winner
Blood Meridian (1985)

No Country for Old Men (2005)
The Road *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2007)

Joan Didion (1934-2021)
The Year of Magical Thinking (2005)

Ferdinando Camon (1935- )
Memorial (1978)

Ken Kesey (1935-2001)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)

Don Delillo (1936- )
White Noise (1985) *National Book Award Winner

A.S. Byatt (1936- )
Possession (1990) *Booker Prize Winner

Larry McMurtry (1937-2021)
Lonesome Dove (1985) *Pulitzer Prize Winner

Lois Lowry (1937- )
Number The Stars (1989) *Newbery Award Winner
The Giver (1993)

John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969)
A Confederacy of Dunces *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1981)

Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971)

Thomas Pynchon (1937- )
Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) *National Book Award Winner
The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)

Joyce Carol Oates (1938- )
them (1969) *National Book Award Winner

Judy Blume (1938- )
Are you There God? It’s Me Margaret (1970)

Patricia MacLachlan (1938- )
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985)

Margaret Atwood (1939- )
The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)

Robert James Waller (1939-2017)
The Bridges of Madison County (1993)

Peter Mayle (1939-2018)
A Year In Provence (1989)

Gary Paulsen (1939-2001)
Dogsong (1985)
Hatchet (1986)
Harris and Me (1993)

J.M. Coetzee (1940- ) *Nobel Prize Winner (2003)
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Disgrace (1999) *Booker Prize Winner

Anne Moody (1940-2015)
Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968)

Michael Crighton (1942-2008)
Jurassic Park (1990)

Susan Hill (1942- )
The Woman in Black (1983)

John Irving (1942- )
The World According to Garp (1978) *National Book Award Winner
The Cider House Rules (1982)

Garrison Keillor (1942- )
Lake Wobegon Days (1985)
Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories (1987)

Mildred D. Taylor (1943- )
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976) *Newbery Award Winner

Michael Ondaatje (1943- )
The English Patient (1992) *Booker Prize Winner

Marilynne Robinson (1943- )

Alice Walker (1944- )
The Color Purple *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1983)
Reflections on The Color Purple

W.G. Sebald (1944-2001)
Austerlitz (2001)

Armistead Maupin (1944- )
Tales of the City (1978-2014)

Tobias Wolff (1945- )
This Boy’s Life (1989)

Annie Dillard (1945- )
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)

Tim O’Brien (1946- )
The Things They Carried (1990)

Sir Philip Pullman (1946- )
The Golden Compass (1995-2000)

Salman Rushdie (1947- )
Midnight’s Children (1981) *Booker Prize Winner
The Satanic Verses (1988)

Stephen King (1947- )
Salem’s Lot (1975)
Misery (1987)
The Shining (1977)

Paulo Coelho (1947- )
The Alchemist (1988)

Susan Monk Kidd (1948- )
The Secret Life of Bees (2001)

William Gibson (1948- )
Neuromancer (1984)

Ian McEwan (1948- )
Amsterdam (1998) *Booker Prize Winner
Atonement (2001)
Saturday (2005)

S.E. Hinton (1948- )
The Outsiders (1967)

Art Spiegelman (1948- )
Maus (1980-1991) *Special Pulitzer Award

Ken Follett (1949- )
Pillars of the World (1989)

Haruki Murakami (1949- )
1Q84 (2009)

Jane Smiley (1949-)
A Thousand Acres (1991)

Edward P. Jones (1950- )
The Known World *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2004)

Charles Frazier (1950- )
Cold Mountain (1997)
Thirteen Moons (2007)
Night Woods (2011)
Varina (2018)

Orson Scott Card (1951- )
Ender’s Game (1985) *Nebula Award Winner

Amy Tan (1952- )
The Joy Luck Club (1989)

Michael Cunningam (1952- )
The Hours *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1999)

Orham Pamuk (1952- ) *Nobel Laureate
My Name Is Red (1998)
Istanbul: Memories and the City (2005)

Karen Hesse (1952- )
Out of the Dust (1997)

Louis de Bernieres (1954-)
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994)

Sandra Cisneros (1954- )
The House on Mango Street (1983)

Stieg Larsonn (1954-2004)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series (posthumous, 2005-2007)

Louis Sachar (1954- )
Holes (1998) *Newbery Award Winner

Cynthia Rylant (1954- )
The Islander (1998)

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (1954- ) *Nobel Laureate
The Remains of the Day (1989) *Booker Prize Winner
Never Let Me Go (2005)

John Grisham (1955- )
The Firm (1991)
The Pelican Brief (1992)
The Client (1993)
The Rainmaker (1995)
The Runaway Jury (1996)
The Testament (1999)

Arthur Golden (1956)
Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)

David Guterson (1956- )
Snow Falling on Cedars (1994)

Elizabeth Strout (1956)
Olive Kitteridge *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2009)

Jonathan Franzen (1957- )
The Corrections (2001) *National Book Award Winner

Jeannette Walls (1960- )
The Glass Castle, A Memoir (2005)

Neil Gaiman (1960- )
Coraline (2002)

Arundhati Roy (1961- )
The God of Small Things (1997) *Booker Prize Winner

Tony Earley (1961- )
Jim The Boy (2000)
The Blue Star (2008)

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008)
Infinite Jest (1996)
The Pale King (2011)

Yann Martel (1963- )
Life of Pi *Booker Prize Winner

Dan Brown (1964- )
The Da Vinci Code (2003)

Khaled Hosseini (1965- )
The Kite Runner (2003)

J.K. Rowling (1965- )
The Harry Potter Series

Jhumpa Lahiri (1967- )
The Interpreter of Maladies *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2000)

Junot Diaz (1968- )
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2008)

Kathryn Stockett (1969- )
The Help (2009)

Colson Whitehead (1969- )
The Underground Railroad (2016) *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2017) *National Book Award Winner

David Mitchell (1969- )
Cloud Atlas (2004)

Anthony Doerr (1973- )
All The Light We Cannot See *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2015)

Jonathan Safron Foer (1977- )
Everything Is Illuminated (2002)