Saturday, April 25, 2009

L..A. Times Book Awards

"In a scaled-down awards ceremony on the fifth floor of the L.A. Times building, the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded last night with as much enthusiasm and humor as any of the more grandly produced affairs of recent years.

Leading for humor was Terry Pratchett, who accepted his prize for young adult novel by video. The tape showed Pratchett leaning back in a chair, books to one side and a stiff, somewhat cranky cat on the other." Read the rest of this article and all the winners and nominees here.

Michael Koryta was the winner of the mystery/thriller prize for Envy the Night. He said he'd been nervous about the possibility of having to speak before the crowd, but as he arrived he "had the opportunity to meet a lifetime hero, James Ellroy -- and now you all don't seem so scary."

Read the Michael Koryta interview at Mystery Readers International At Home Online.

Mystery/Thriller nominees:
Colin Harrison, The Finder
Simon Lewis, Bad Traffic: An Inspector Jian Novel
Nina Revoyr, The Age of Dreaming
Tom Rob Smith, Child 44

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