Thursday, March 1, 2007

National Women's History Month

Since March is National Women's History Month and this is a blog about books, I thought I would take this time to honor a few of the great female authors of this century. Here is a list of all the women who have won the presitious Pulitzer Prize for Fiction:

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
1935 Josephine Winslow Johnson for Now in November
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. Anne Proulx for The Shipping News
1995 Carol Shields for The Stone Diaries
2000 Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Although I haven't read many of these books, I count Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind as two of my very favorite books!! So, here is a quick note of thanks to all the women out there who have strived to make this world a better place. Check out Women's History Month at Infoshare to see some of the wonderful accomplishments that we need to celebrate this month!!



Estella said...

Wow, didn't realize Anne Tyler had won the Pulitzer. Must get on the stick and read some of her stuff.

Looooove Interpreter of Maladies. It's probably my favorite from the list.

Stephanie said...

I've only read one of Anne Tyler's books and I was less than thrilled with it. I have Interpreter of Maladies on my TBR list. One of these days.....

Bets said...

What a great post Stephanie, I'm printing this list for a few friends :) Thanks!

Kimmie said...

I bught "The Color Purple" yesterday at my library's good faith room. I remember "The Good Earth is there so I have to go back and get it. Both are on my Great Book list. Kimmie

Chris said...

I didn't know The Shipping News won.

I loved The Stone Diaries. It was a really interesting read.

3M said...

You know I love the Pulitzers, too!

Stephanie--wow, we have a lot in common. I LOVE football, though I'm a Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals fan. Also, we have (or at least had) similar music tastes. I LOVED Love&Rockets and Sisters of Mercy in college. U2 is my favorite all-time band.

Also, I have an engineering degree (a little similar to IT). When did you graduate from college? I graduated in 1990.

3M (Michelle)

Stephanie said...


Love & Rockets was one of my FAV's in college...and Sisters of Mercy as well. I still listen to lots of that Retro stuff. I even saw the Sisters at the Metro in Chicago last year. U2 is and always will be my very favorite though...Bono rocks my world! I graduated in 92, so we are close!