Women's History Month

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Women Prize Winners in Literature

Women's History Month

See Nobel Prizes for Literature for the full list of winners.

1909 Selma Lagerof of Sweden
1928 Sigrid Undset of Norway
1938 Pearl Buck of the U.S.
1945 Gabriela Mistral of Chile
1991 Nadine Gordimer of South Africa
1993 Toni Morrison of the U.S.

Women Pulitzer Prize Winners for Poetry

See Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry in the Information Please Almanac for the full list of winners.

1918 Sara Teasdale for Love Songs
1919 Margaret Widdemer for Old Road to Paradise
1923 Edna St. Vincent Millay for The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver; A Few Figs from Thistles; eight sonnets in American Poetry, 1922, A Miscellany
1926 Amy Lowell for What's O'Clock
1935 Audrey Wurdemann for Bright Ambush
1938 Marya Zaturenska for Cold Morning Sky
1952 Marianne Moore for Collected Poems
1956 Elizabeth Bishop for Poems — North & South
1961 Phyllis McGinley for Times Three: Selected Verse from Three Decades
1967 Anne Sexton for Live or Die
1982 Sylvia Plath for The Collected Poems
1984 Mary Oliver for American Primitive
1985 Carolyn Kizer for Yin
1987 Rita Dove for Thomas and Beulah
1991 Mona Van Duyn for Near Changes
1993 Louise Gluck for The Wild Iris
1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove named Poet Laureate of the U.S.
1996 Jorie Graham for The Dream of the Unified Field
1997 Lisel Mueller for Alive Together: New Selected Poems

Women Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction

See Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction in the Information Please Almanac for the full list of winners.

1921 Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence
1923 Willa Cather for One of Ours
1924 Margaret Wilson for The Able McLaughlins
1925 Edna Ferber for So Big
1929 Julia Peterkin for Scarlet Sister
1931 Margaret Ayer Barnes for Years of Grace
1932 Pearl Buck for The Good Earth
1934 Caroline Miller for Lamb in His Bosom
1937 Margaret Mitchell for Gone with the Wind
1939 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for The Yearling
1942 Ellen Glasgow for In This Our Life
1961 Harper Lee for To Kill a Mockingbird
1965 Shirley Ann Grau for The Keepers of the House
1966 Katherine Anne Porter for The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
1970 Jean Stafford for Collected Stories
1973 Eudora Welty for The Optimist's Daughter
1983 Alice Walker for The Color Purple
1985 Alison Lurie for Foreign Affairs
1988 Toni Morrison for Beloved
1989 Anne Tyler for Breathing Lessons
1992 Jane Smiley for A Thousand Acres
1994 E. Annie Proulx for The Shipping News
1995 Carol Shields for The Stone Diaries

Women Pulitzer Prize Winners for Drama

See Pulitzer Prizes for Drama in the Information Please Almanac for the full list of winners.

1921 Zona Gale for Miss Lulu Bett
1931 Susan Glaspell for Alison's House
1935 Zoe Akins for The Old Maid
1945 Mary Chase for Harvey
1956 Frances Goodrich (with Albert Hackett) for The Diary of Anne Frank
1981 Beth Henley for Crimes of the Heart
1989 Wendy Wasserstein for The Heidi Chronicles
1998 Paula Vogel for How I Learned to Drive



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