This website is starting a prize winners page, with commentary by Classics customers– http://classicsbooks.wordpress.com/prize-winners-and-cult-classics/
The Known World by Edward Jones won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004.
Commentary from Classics customers:
Elizabeth Lindsey: “One of the best books I’ve ever read. Fantastic.”
Najah Masudi: “Definitely a good book!”
Carolyn Stetson: “Highly recommended. Beautifully written; while reading it, I dreamed in the cadences of the prose.”
Monica Williams: “A multilayered, smart and compelling book that features characters–and a part of U.S. history–not often explored in literature. Insightful.”