Our 15 L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists

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The Los Angeles Times  has announced the finalists for its 2017 Book Prize Awards, which annually honors outstanding books in 10 categories. Below are our 15 Penguin Random House imprint nominations, and our winners of two of their non-competitive prizes. The winners in the literary categories will revealed on April 20.

Art Seidenbaum Award For First Fiction

THE IDIOT by Elif Batuman (Penguin Books)

MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent (Riverhead Books)

SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang (Lenny)

Biography

GRANT by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press)

RICHARD NIXON: THE LIFE by John A. Farrell (Vintage)

2017 Innovator’s Award – Winner

WELL-READ BLACK GIRL by Glory Edim (Ballantine Books)

2017 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose – Winner

THE HUE AND CRY AT OUR HOUSE: A YEAR REMEMBERED by Benjamin Taylor (Penguin Books)

Current Interest

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY  by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World)

DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS: THE DEEP HISTORY OF THE RADICAL RIGHT’S STEALTH PLAN FOR AMERICA By Nancy MacLean (Viking)

THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: TWO YOUNG MIGRANTS AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LIFE by Lauren Markham (Crown)

Fiction

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead Books)

THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau)

GHACHAR GHOCHAR Vivek Shanbhag (Penguin Books)

Mystery / Thriller

THE NIGHT OCEAN by Paul La Farge (Penguin Press)

Science & Technology

BEHAVE: THE BIOLOGY OF HUMANS AT OUR BEST AND WORST by Robert M. Sapolsky (Penguin Press)

LIFE 3.0: BEING HUMAN IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by Max Tegmark (Knopf)

Young Adult Literature

GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart (Delacorte Press)

 

 

Posted: February 22, 2018