Saturday, April 12, 2014

LA Times Book Prize Winners

2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners Announced
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicked off its weekend-long celebration of ideas, creativity and the written word with the 34th Annual Book Prizes.

2013 Book Prize Winners

Biography: Marie Arana, Bolivar: American Liberator (Simon & Schuster)

Current Interest: Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown)

Fiction: Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books)

 Graphic Novel/Comics: Ulli Lust, Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life (Fantagraphics)

History: Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (HarperCollins)

Mystery/Thriller: J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown & Company)

Poetry: Ron Padgett, Collected Poems (Coffee House Press)

Science & Technology: Alan Weisman, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? (Little, Brown & Company)

Young Adult Literature: Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints (First Second/Macmillan)

Innovator’s Award: John Green

Robert Kirsch Award: Susan Straight

The complete list of 2013 finalists and previous winners, as well as eligibility and judging information, can be found at

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