On Monday, we'll learn who won this year's Pulitzer Prizes. Another novel will join a distinguished list, rubbing elbows with Gone With the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, The Old Man and the Sea, Beloved and many others.
It's sure to win a bit of immortality for the author, right? Well, not necessarily.
We're going out on a limb to say there are a bunch of Pulitzer Prize-winning novels you've probably never heard of — unless you're some kind of literary wunderkind.
Were these books great in their time, but only in their time? Were the Pulitzer jurors simply out to lunch? Or maybe the literary pickings are just slim some years.
Here's a list of Pulitzer novels we've forgotten. Add your own forgotten fiction in the comment field below — or tell us what we've missed.
Our Unscientific List Of Least-Known Fiction Winners
His Family by Ernest Poole, 1918
Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield, 1927
Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin, 1929
Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge, 1930
Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes, 1931
The Store by T.S. Stribling, 1933
Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller, 1934
Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson, 1935
Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis, 1936
In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow, 1942
Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin, 1944
Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens, 1949
The Way West by A.B. Guthrie, 1950
The Town by Conrad Richter, 1951
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor, 1959