Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

Winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which were announced Friday to launch the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, are: 

Biography: Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell (Doubleday)
Current interest: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (FSG)
Fiction: Luminarium by Alex Shakar (SoHo Press)
First fiction: Shards by Ismet Prcic (Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic)
Graphic novel: Finder: Voice by Carla Speed McNeil (Dark Horse)
History: Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White (Norton)
Mystery/thriller: 11/22/1963 by Stephen King (Scribner)
Poetry: Double Shadow: Poems by Carl Phillips (FSG)
Science and technology: Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar (S&S)
Young adult literature: The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman (Scholastic)
Lifetime achievement: Rudolfo Anaya
Innovator's award: Figment, co-founded by Jacob Lewis and Dana Goodyear

Shelf Awareness Pro, April 23, 2012

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