Here are the winners of this year’s LA Times Book Prizes.
This is the 40th year of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes (which celebrates excellence in the following twelve categories as well as champions new writers), but it is the first time the winners were announced on Twitter. You can feel like you’re a part of the virtual celebration with this video compilation of the winners’ speeches.
Congratulations to all!
ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION
Namwali Serpell, The Old Drift
George Packer, Our Man
CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROSE
Emily Bernard, Black Is the Body
Emily Bazelon, Charged
Ben Lerner, The Topeka School
Eleanor Davis, The Hard Tomorrow
(Drawn & Quarterly)
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, They Were Her Property
(Yale University Press)
Steph Cha, Your House Will Pay
Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic
RAY BRADBURY PRIZE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & SPECULATIVE FICTION
Marlon James, Black Leopard Red Wolf
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Maria Popova, Figuring