The New York Times reported Monday that the Pulitzer Prize for best novel is up for grabs after a year of consideration.
The Times reported that a new list of nominees was made public in December, and that “no one had been named as the winner.”
The list, which is also published by the Times, lists six finalists.
The winner will be announced on June 22.
The winning list is based on the votes of the public.
The winners will be presented at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night.
The Pulitzer Prize was created in 1917, in response to the death of James Fenimore Cooper, who won the prize in 1915.
The New York City librarian, who is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael R. Crichton, received her PhD in 1970 from Yale.
She has been a member of the Library of Congress since 1999, and has served as president of the National Association of Library Directors.