Update, 2009: Since there is now a list of winners on both the web site of the Society of American Historians (which gives out the prize) and Wikipedia, I am no longer planning to update this entry.
Winners of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction, given biannually by the Society of American Historians
1993: Shaman, by Noah Gordon
1995: In the Lake of the Woods, by Tim O'Brien
1997: The Cattle Killing by John Edgar Wideman
1999: Gain, by Richard Powers
2001: Tie: A Dangerous Friend by Ward Just
Bone by Bone by Peter Matthiessen
2003: Paradise Alley, by Kevin Baker
2005: The Plot Against America, Philip Roth
2007: The Last Town on Earth, Thomas Mullen
This is an updated list of the winners of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. I'm keeping the list here because there doesn't seem to be any convenient page with a complete, up-to-date list of the winners -- not even on the web site of the Society of American Historians, which gives out the prize. (For the longer version, including why I'm interested, see my previous post on the subject.)
The links above go the authors' book pages, if such exist, and wikipedia otherwise.