The 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction

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For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, three thousand dollars ($3,000).

Awarded to Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)


Richard Ford receives the 1996 Pulitzer Prize from Columbia University President George Rupp.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Mr. Ives' Christmas" by Oscar Hijuelos (HarperCollins), and "Sabbath's Theater" by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin).