Book Award News: LA Times Book Prizes

Biography: The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro
Current interest: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Fiction: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
First fiction: Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
Graphic novel: Everything Together: Collected Stories by Sammy Harkham
History: 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
Poetry: Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück
Science and technology: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams
Young adult literature: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Lifetime achievement: Kevin Starr
Innovator’s award: Margaret Atwood

Click here for more info on The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes


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