The 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction will not be awarded. The official story from the Pulitzer organization is traditionally the judging committee picks the finalists and the board decides the winner. According to prize administrator Sig Gissler, the board “failed to reach a majority” and thus did not award a fiction prize.
This is the first time in 35 years that a prize for fiction has not been awarded. More interesting is it’s the first time we know which three books were presented to the Pulitzer Board and ultimately rejected.Read More