The 2002 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction

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For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)


Columbia University President George Rupp (left) presents Richard Russo with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and "John Henry Days" by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday).