Sunday, April 22, 2012

LA Times Book Prizes

Stephen King was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for "11/22/63" (Scribner) in the Mystery/Thriller Category at the Festival of Books Friday night. 11/22/63 is about a time traveler who attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination. Crime fiction writer Gar Anthony Hayward presented the award.

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown)
Plugged by Eoin Colfer (Overlook Press) 
Snowdrops by A. D. Miller (Doubleday)
The End of Wasp Season by Denise Mina (Little, Brown)

Prizes were awarded in 10 categories: biography, current interest, fiction, poetry, first fiction, graphic novel, science and technology, mystery/thriller, and young adult literature, with special awards being given to Rudulfo Anaya and the collaborative teen-writing project Figmen. Read More here

More than 400 authors will participate in readings, signings, panel discussions, musical performances and other events at the LA Times Festival of Books. The festival, which moved to USC in 2011 after 15 years at UCLA, runs through today (Sunday). Over 150,000 visitors are expected to attend.

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