LA Times Book Prize Winners

Spring has sprung, and in addition to May flowers, April showers are bringing a deluge of book prizes (stay tuned for the Carnegie shortlist announcement later this morning). On Friday, this year’s LA Times Book prize winners were announced in each of 10 categories. Here is a selection of the award-winning titles with links to Booklist reviews where available.

The Passage of PowerBiography

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert Caro

Current Interest

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, by Katherine Boo


Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

Graphic Novel/Comics

Everything Together: Collected Stories, by Sammy Harkham


America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union, by Fergus M. Bordewich

Mystery / Thriller

Broken Harbor, by Tana French

BreastsScience & Technology

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, by Florence Williams

Young Adult Literature

Ask the Passengers, by A.S. King



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When Sarah Hunter is not reading for her job as senior editor at Booklist, she's baking something tasty or planning trips to the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter at @SarahBearHunter.

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