2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners

We’re working short-handed this week, so I’m a bit late breaking this news—I’m more like the guy who shows up after the news has broken, with a broom and a dustpan—but this list is too good not to share. The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Saturday, April 9, and you can still enjoy them today, linked (when possible) to Booklist reviews.

 

Biography

Listening to Stone The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera

Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi, by Hayden Herrera

 

Current Interest

Thieves of State - Why Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, by Sarah Chayes

 

Fiction

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

The Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli (translated by Christina MacSweeney)

 

Graphic Novel/Comics

The Arab of the Future A Childhood in the Middle East 1978-1984 by Riad Sattouf

The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978–1984, by Riad Sattouf

 

History

Killing a King The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel by Dan Ephron

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, by Dan Ephron

 

Mystery/Thriller

The Cartel by Don Winslow

The Cartel, by Don Winslow

 

Poetry

From the New World Poems 1976-2014 by Jorie Graham

From the New World: Poems 1976–2014, by Jorie Graham

 

Science & Technology

The Invention of Nature Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, by Andrea Wulf

 

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

The Fishermen, by Chigozie Obioma

 

Young Adult Literature

My Seneca Village by Marilyn Nelson

My Seneca Village, by Marilyn Nelson

 

2015 Innovator’s Award Winner

James Patterson

 

2015 Robert Kirsch Award Winner

Juan Felipe Herrera

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Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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