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Here are the winners of this year’s LA Times Book Prizes.

Katie Yee

April 17, 2020, 2:00pm

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!

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ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION

Namwali Serpell, The Old Drift
(Hogarth)

 

BIOGRAPHY

Our Man_George Packer

George Packer, Our Man
(Knopf)

 

CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROSE

Black Is the Body

Emily Bernard, Black Is the Body
(Vintage)

 

CURRENT INTEREST

Charged_Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon, Charged
(Random House)

 

FICTION

Ben Lerner, The Topeka School

Ben Lerner, The Topeka School
(FSG)

 

GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMICS

the hard tomorrow

Eleanor Davis, The Hard Tomorrow
(Drawn & Quarterly)

 

HISTORY

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, They Were Her Property
(Yale University Press)

 

MYSTERY/THRILLER

Steph Cha, Your House Will Pay

Steph Cha, Your House Will Pay
(Ecco)

 

POETRYIlya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic

Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic
(Graywolf Press)

RAY BRADBURY PRIZE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & SPECULATIVE FICTION

marlon james, black leopard red wolf

Marlon James, Black Leopard Red Wolf
(Riverhead)

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Figuring_Maria Popova

Maria Popova, Figuring
(Vintage)

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