The Modern Novel

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)
The Canterbury Tales
Who Is Geoffrey Chaucer?
Chaucer’s Silence: On The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
“Make Of Two Sorrows One Perfect Joy” A Reading of The Knight’s Tale
The Idea of Requital in The Miller’s Tale
A Defense of Justice in The Reeve’s Tale
Notes on the Unfinished Cook’s Tale
A Story of “Joy after Woe” in The Man of Law’s Tale
The Wife of Bath’s Tale: Autobiography and Arthurian Parody
Intentionality in The Friar’s Tale
Aristotelian Mimesis: The Conflict Between the Friar and the Summoner
The Scholar’s Desire for Power: A Reading of The Clerk’s Tale
A Qualified Defense of Marriage in The Merchant’s Tale
On The (Interrupted) Squire’s Tale
Pity and Promises in the Franklin’s Tale

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)
When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

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

Charles Perrault (1628-1703)
Fairy Tales

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

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
Jonathan Swift and the Idea of Satire

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

Voltaire (1698-1778)
Candide (1759)

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)

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)

Frances Burney (1752-1840)
Evelina (1778)

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)


Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Rip Van Winkle (1819)

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (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)


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


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 (1860-1861)


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)


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)

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)

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


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


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)


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Treasure Island (1883)

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)


Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Dracula (1897)


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


Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
A Little Princess (1905)

The Secret Garden (1911)

Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
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)


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)

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)
The House of Mirth (1905)

Ethan Fromme (1911)

The Age of Innocence *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1921)
The Age of Innocence on Trial

Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
The Hardy Boys Series

Nancy Drew Series


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)

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)
The Magnificent Ambersons *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1919)
Thoughts on The Magnificent Ambersons

Alice Adams *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1922)
The Forgettable Alice Adams


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)
O Pioneers! (1913)
The Harsh But Forgiving Prairie in O Pioneers!

My Ántonia (1918)
Modernism in My Ántonia

One Of Ours (1922)
The Pioneer Spirit in One Of Ours

Death Comes For The Archbishop (1927)


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)


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


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 Hess (1877-1976) *Nobel Prize Winner (1946)
Siddhartha (1922)


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)
Main Street (1920)
The Un-Wholesome Character of Main Street

Babbitt (1922)

Arrowsmith *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1925)
Arrowsmith: A Pulitzer Controversy and a Satire of American Medicine

Elmer Gantry (1927)

Dodsworth (1929)

Hugh Lofting (1886-1947)
The Story of Dr. Dolittle


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)


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)


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)


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)


Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1928)
Experiencing the Sacred in The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Our Town *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1938)


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)


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

Ralph Moody (1898-1982)
The Little Britches Series: Father and I Were Ranchers


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)


Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) *Nobel Prize Winner (1954)
The Torrents of Spring (1926)

The Sun Also Rises (1926)
Heroism and Tragedy in The Sun Also Rises

A Farewell to Arms (1929)

To Have and Have Not (1937)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

Across The River and Into The Trees (1950)

The Old Man and the Sea *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1953)

Short Stories

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)

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)

Grapes of Wrath *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1940)

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)

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)

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)


Ian Fleming (1908-1964)
Casino Royale

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


Richard Wright (1908-1960)
Native Son (1940)

Black Boy (1945)

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)

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


Pierre Boulle (1912-1994)
The Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957)


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)


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)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965)
The Lottery (1948)

Life Among the Savages (1952)

The Haunting of Hill House (1959)


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)


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)

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)


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)


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- )
To Kill a Mockingbird *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1961)


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

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


Michael Shaara (1928-1988)
The Killer Angels *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1975)


Elie Weisel (1928-2016)
Night (1960)


Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1969)

Norton Juster (1929- )
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)


John le Carre (1931)
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1963)


Toni Morrison (1931) *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)


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


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)


Philip Roth (1933- )
American Pastoral (1997)

Joan Didion (1934- )
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- )
Lonesome Dove (1985)

Lois Lowry (1937- )
Number The Stars (1989)

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 Paulson (1939- )
Hatchet (1986)

Harris and Me (1993)


J.M. Coetze (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)


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


Marilynne Robinson (1943- )
Housekeeping (1980)

Gilead *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2005)
The Quiet Simplicity of Gilead

Home (2008)

Lila (2014)


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


W.G. Sebald (1944-2001)

Austerlitz (2001)

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)


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)


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)


Louis Sachar (1954- )

Holes (1998)

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (1954- ) *Nobel Laureate
The Remains of the Day (1989) *Booker Prize Winner

Never Let Me Go (2005)


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)

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


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)

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