Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LA Times Book Prize Nominees

The Los Angeles Times announced finalists in 10 categories for their annual book prizes, to be awarded April 9. James Patterson will receive their Innovators Award "for his work to inspire a lifelong love of reading in children and his support of independent bookstores nationwide." Among the nominees are:

Anne Enright, The Green Road (Norton)
James Hannaham, Delicious Foods (Little, Brown)
Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles (Random House)
Valeria Luiselli, The Story of My Teeth (Coffee House Press)
Helen Phillips, Beautiful Bureaucrat (Henry Holt)

First Fiction

Sarah Gerard, Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio)
Ben Metcalf, Against the Country (Random House)
Sara Novic, Girl at War (Random House)
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (Little, Brown)
Andrew Roe, The Miracle Girl (Algonquin Books)

Current Interest
Sarah Chayes, Thieves of State (Norton)
Joe Domanick, Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing (Simon & Schuster)
Sam Quinones, Dreamland (Bloomsbury Press)
Sandy Tolan, Children of the Stone (Bloomsbury USA)
Stephen Witt, How Music Got Free (Viking)

Mary Beard, SPQR (Liveright )
Jonathan Bryant, Dark Places of the Earth (Liveright)
Dan Ephron, Killing a King (Norton)
David Maraniss, Once in a Great City (Simon & Schuster)
Mark Molesky, This Gulf of Fire (Knopf)

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