The Pulitzer Prize Award is an annual award which celebrates achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. I'ts presented by Columbia University, and was founded in 1917.
It is one of the post respected and honorable award in literature. Here is a list of the fiction (and Arts & Letters) winners:
There are another 14 categories in Journalism, and 21 categories in total. To view the details of the winners, go to their site here.