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Women and the Pulitzer
The Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
The Pulitzer Prize in the Novel category (changed to Fiction in 1948 to include short stories) was first awarded in 1918. Since then, only 30 women have won this particular award, in contrast to 60 men (there have been several years where there was no award given in this category). The first woman to win was Edith Wharton in 1921 with The Age of Innocence; the most recent has been Donna Tartt in 2014 with The Goldfinch. For other award winners and categories, please visit the official Pulitzer Winners page.