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20th Century's 100 Best Fiction

Year TitleAuthor
1918 The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
1941 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men James Agee and Walker Evans
1992 Bastard out of Carolina Dorothy Allison
1972 Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo Anaya
1919 Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson
1970 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
1987 Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Gloria Anzaldua
1953 Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin
1985 The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction James Baldwin
1998 Slaves in the Family Edward Ball
1964 Herzog Saul Bellow
1948 The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
1959 Naked Lunch William Burroughs
1966 In Cold Blood Truman Capote
1983 Cathedral Raymond Carver
1913 O Pioneers! Willa Cather
1927 Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather
1978 Collected Stories John Cheever
1984 House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
1985 White Noise Don DeLillo
1968 Slouching Towards Bethlehem Joan Didion
1983 Custer Died for Your Sins Vine Deloria Jr.
1930 U.S.A. John Dos Passos
1925 An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
1903 The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois
1952 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
1984 Love Medicine Louise Erdrich
1926 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
1930 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
1940 Go Down, Moses William Faulkner
1925 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
1954 The Art of Eating M.F.K. Fisher
1997 The Ordinary Seaman Francisco Goldman
1976 Roots Alex Haley
1961 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
1926 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
1938 The Short Stories Ernest Hemingway
1984 Dispatches Michael Herr
1976 My Life of Absurdity: The Autobiography Chester Himes
1990 Mean Spirit Linda Hogan
1982 Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism Bell Hooks
1937 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
1902 The Wings of the Dove Henry James
1963 Blues People: Negro Music in White America LeRoi Jones (Amira Baraka)
1957 On the Road Jack Kerouac
1962 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
1983 Annie John Jamaica Kincaid
1976 Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston
1976 The Painted Bird Jerzy Kosinski
1960 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
1995 The Winged Seed Li-Young Lee
1922 Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
1994 The Crossing Cormac McCarthy
1940 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
1948 The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer
1958 The Magic Barrel Bernard Malamud
1965 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X and Alex Haley
1969 Love and Will Rollo May
1948 The Seven Storey Mountain Thomas Merton
1934 Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
1968 House Made of Dawn N. Scott Momaday
1956 Field of Vision Wright Morris
1973 Sula Toni Morrison
1977 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
1987 Beloved Toni Morrison
1992 Jazz Toni Morrison
1958 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
1932 Black Elk Speaks John G. Neihardt
1955 A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O'Connor
1947 Call Me Ishmael Charles Olson
1961 Tell Me a Riddle Tillie Olson
1977 No-No Boy Jon Okada
1994 Collected Stories Grace Paley
1961 The Moviegoer Walker Percy
1930 Flowering Judas and Other Stories Katherine Anne Porter
1973 Gravity's Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
1979 On Lies, Secrets and Silence Adrienne Rich
1969 Portnoy's Complaint Philip Roth
1951 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
1984 At Seventy May Sarton
1977 Ceremony Leslie Marmon Silko
1982 The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer Isaac B. Singer
1993 The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Gertrude Stein
1937 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
1979 Sophie's Choice William Styron
1945 A Thurber Carnival James Thurber
1923 Cane Jean Toomer
1962 Letters from the Earth Mark Twain
1960 Rabbit, Run John Updike
1952-1992 The United States: Essays Gore Vidal
1969 Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
1982 The Color Purple Alice Walker
1946 All the Kings Men Robert Penn Warren
1939 The Day of the Locust Nathanael West
1990 Philadelphia Fire John Edgar Wideman
1925 In the American Grain William Carlos Williams
1940 To the Finland Station Edmund Wilson
1941 You Can't Go Home Again Thomas Wolfe
1940 Native Son Richard Wright
1994 Songs My Mother Taught Me Wakako Yamauchi

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