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

Fiction

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

 

Poetry

Incendiary Art: Poems, by Patricia Smith

 

Young Adult

Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

 

History

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

 

Biography

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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