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Pulitzer Prize Winners

Pulitzer Prize Winners & the UND Writers Conference

(In the order of their appearance)

summons to memphis

1. Peter Taylor, 1st Annual UND Writers Conference (1970) Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1987


annie allen

2. Gwendolyn Brooks, 4th Annual UND Writers Conference (1973)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1950


yin

3. Carolyn Kizer, 4th Annual UND Writers Conference (1973)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1985


turtle island

4. Gary Snyder, 5th Annual UND Writers Conference (1974)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1975


house made of dawn

5. N. Scott Momaday, 6th, 10th, & 20th Annual UND Writers Conferences (1975, 1979, & 1989)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1969


the color purple

6. Alice Walker, 6th Annual UND Writers Conference (1975)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983


lonesome dove

7. Larry McMurtry, 8th & 18th Annual UND Writers Conference (1977, 1987)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1986


self-portrait in a convex mirror

8. John Ashbery, 9th Annual UND Writers Conference (1978)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1976


the optimist's daughter

9. Eudora Welty, 9th Annual UND Writers Conference (1978)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1973


a delicate balance

10. Edward Albee, 10th Annual UND Writers Conference (1979)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1967


seascape

10. Edward Albee, 10th Annual UND Writers Conference (1979)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1975


three tall women

10. Edward Albee, 10th Annual UND Writers Conference (1979)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1994


Things of This World

11. Richard Wilbur, 12th Annual UND Writers Conference (1981)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1957


new and collected poems

11. Richard Wilbur, 12th Annual UND Writers Conference (1981)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1989


untitled subjects

12. Richard Howard, 14th Annual UND Writers Conference, (1983)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1970


elbow room

13. James Alan McPherson, 14th Annual UND Writers Conference, (1983)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1978


divine comedies

14. James Merrill, 14th Annual UND Writers Conference, (1983)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1977


armies of the night

15. Norman Mailer, 16th Annual UND Writers Conference (1985)
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, 1969


the executioners song

15. Norman Mailer, 16th Annual UND Writers Conference (1985)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1980


up country

16. Maxine Kumin, 17th Annual UND Writers Conference (1986)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1973


heart's needle

17. W.D. Snodgrass, 19th Annual UND Writers Conference (1988)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1960


independence day

18. Richard Ford, 20th Annual UND Writers Conference (1989)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1996


stone diaries

19. Carol Shields, 22nd Annual UND Writers Conference (1991)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1995


delights and shadows

20. Ted Kooser, 23rd Annual UND Writers Conference (1992)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2005


stag's leap

21. Sharon Olds, 26th Annual UND Writers Conference (1995)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2013


fences

22. August Wilson, 29th Annual UND Writers Conference (1998)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1987


the piano lesson

22. August Wilson, 29th Annual UND Writers Conference (1998)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1990


selected poems

23. Galway Kinnell, 30th Annual UND Writers Conference (1999)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1983


neon vernacular

24. Yusef Komunyakaa, 30th Annual UND Writers Conference (1999)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1994


A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

25. Robert Olen Butler, 31st Annual UND Writers Conference (2000)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1993


at the end of the open road

26. Louis Simpson, 31st Annual UND Writers Conference (2000)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1964


native guard

27. Natasha Trethewey, 32nd Annual UND Writers Conference (2001)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2007


new york times

28. Natalie Angier, 34th Annual UND Writers Conference (2003)
Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting, 1991


gilead

29. Marilynne Robinson, 35th Annual UND Writers Conference (2004)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2005


the wondrous life of oscar wao

30. Junot Diaz, 38th Annual UND Writers Conference (2008)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2008


maus

31. Art Spiegelman, 41st Annual UND Writers Conference (2010)
Pulitzer Prize, Special Awards and Citations - Letters


a thousand acres

32. Jane Smiley, 43rd Annual UND Writers Conference (2012)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992


angels in america

33. Tony Kushner, 44th Annual UND Writers Conference (2013)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1993


the underground railroad

34. Colson Whitehead, 45th Annual UND Writers Conference (2014)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017


the sympathizer

35. Viet Thanh Nguyen, 48th Annual UND Writers Conference (2017)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016