The Los Angeles Time Book Prizes were announced last night during the Los Angeles Festival of Books.
Winner in the Mystery/Thriller category: Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman (Norton)
Other Category Winners:
Biography: Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts (Viking) Current interest: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs (Scribner) Fiction: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt (Simon & Schuster) First fiction: Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli (Coffee House Press) Graphic novel: The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books) History: The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 by Adam Tooze (Viking) Poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press) Science and technology: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Holt) Young adult literature: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random House Children's) Lifetime achievement: T.C. Boyle Innovator's award: LeVar Burton