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2014 LA Times Book Prize Winners

On April 11, the Los Angeles Times announced the recipients of their 2013 book awards at a gala event at University of Southern California. The winning titles are linked to Booklist reviews when available. To learn more about the LA Book Prizes, visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/bookprizes/.

BIOGRAPHY

Bolivar: American Liberator, Marie Arana

 

CURRENT INTEREST

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink

 

FICTION

A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki

 

THE ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION

We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo

 

GRAPHIC NOVEL / COMICS

Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, Ulli Lust

 

HISTORY

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Christopher Clark

 

MYSTERY / THRILLER

The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

 

POETRY

Collected Poems, Ron Padgett

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, Alan Weisman

 

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Boxers & Saints (boxed set), Gene Luen Yang

 

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About the Author:

Biz Hyzy works as an editorial assistant for Booklist's Adult Books department, where she pilfers the most appealing ARCs before anyone else gets the chance. Besides reading, she enjoys swing dancing and ninja training (though, in her case, both include a lot of bumbling around).

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