2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Announced

On Friday night, The Los Angeles Times awarded its 38th annual book prizes to the following titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.


Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang


Exit West, by Moshin Hamid


Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 

Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang



Mystery / Thriller

A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates


Graphic Novel / Comics

Present, by Leslie Stein



Incendiary Art: Poems, by Patricia Smith


Young Adult

Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds



The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, by Dan Egan


Current Interest

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean



Henry David Thoreau: A Life, by Laura Dassow Walls


Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose

The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, by Benjamin Taylor


Science and Technology

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, by Robert M. Sapolsky








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