If you enjoy pulitzer fiction books, then check out these recommended titles. Keep reading to find 5 more Pulitzer Prize winning titles to read!
LESS by Andrew Sean Greer
49-year-old struggling writer Arthur Less is far from excited about his next birthday. Additionally, he’s still in shambles about his past relationship with his ex-lover Freddy Pelu, and shudders at the idea of attending his upcoming wedding, choosing instead to go on an extensive traveling venture to find himself and pick up writing gigs to sustain himself. Ultimately, ‘LESS’ describes the inner-workings of grief in various forms, mid-life crises and seeking a sense of wholeness through it all.
THE NETANYAHUS by Joshua Cohen
Set in 1950’s upstate New York, ‘THE NETANYAHUS’ is a fictionalized plotline delving into the details of Harold Bloom’s life-changing encounter with Benzion Netanyahu and his children, including his son Benjamin. For many reasons, this story can possibly be considered controversial due to its ongoing subjects, but noted as an intriguing read nonetheless.
THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
A gut-wrenching coming-of-age story, ‘THE GOLDFINCH’ centers around 13-year-old Theodore Decker and his life after losing his mother in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while simultaneously coming across the painting ‘Het Puttertje’ – or ‘The Goldfinch’ by artist Carel Fabritius, who ironically enough was also killed in an explosion in 1654.
BELOVED by Toni Morrison
‘BELOVED’, by no means, is an easy novel to get through, but leaves a rather ardent imprint on one’s mind. Taking place after the Emancipation Proclamation and with themes such as the repercussions of physical and psychological slavery, the intricately-woven displays of dysfunctional familial ties and the closeness of African-American spirituality and traditions, Toni Morrison has created a masterpiece to be discussed for centuries, and longer.
THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen writes a brilliant and introspective debut about war and the choices made surrounding such situations. The protagonist of ‘THE SYMPATHIZER’ is anonymously named, but still plays a crucial part as a former North Vietnamese spy turned captured prisoner, describing every event leading up to that point.