The Pulitzer Prize for fiction is an award “for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life”. Past winners include Cormac McCarthy, Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Roth and Toni Morrison.
This year the committee has not given the award to any of the finalists.
The BBC report is below.
See this link http://www.pulitzer.org/ for winners in other categories or to look at past winners of the award.