"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell are among the most famous books to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Each of these books has sold over 10 million copies. Hemingway also won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 for his work, including specific recognition for "The Old Man and The Sea."
Other famous Pulitzer-Prize-winning novels include "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry, "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham and "The Executioner's Song" by Norman Mailer.
The U.S. National Book Award for Fiction, which is given for excellence in literature to a U.S. citizen, has gone to popular books including "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon, "The Shipping News" by E. Annie Proulx, "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker and "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier.
Among the most famous and award-winning fiction books are the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling. The seven books have collectively sold over 400 million copies and been awarded the British Children's Book of the Year Award, The Hans Christian Anderson Literature Award and the Hugo Award for Best Novel.