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
History Contra Poetics in The Physician’s Tale
Disingenuous Authorial Intent in The Pardoner’s Tale
The Principle of Exchange in The Shipman’s Tale
A Hollow Story of Martyrdom In The Prioress’s Tale
On Chaucerian Irony in the Tale of Sir Thopas
Deprivation and Excess in The Tale of Sir Thopas and The Tale of Melibee
Seventeen Tragic Biographies in The Monk’s Tale
“The latter ende of joye is wo” On The Dangerous Significance of Poetry in the Nun’s Priest’s Tale
Authorship in the Second Nun’s Tale
Trickery and Alchemy in the Canon’s Yeoman’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)

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


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)

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

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)

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)

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)


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 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)

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) *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)
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 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)


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)

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


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) *Newbery Award Winner
Sing Down The Moon (1970)


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)

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


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)

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


Ian Fleming (1908-1964)
Casino Royale

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)


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)

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

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) *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)


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) 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- )
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)


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) *Newbery Award Winner


Philip Roth (1933- )
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)


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) *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 Paulson (1939- )
Dogsong (1985)

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) *Newbery Award Winner


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) *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)


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


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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