Our L.A. Times Book Prize Winners and Honorees
The winners and honorees of the 40th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on Friday, April 17, with six titles published by Penguin Random House imprints earning prizes, and two authors on our lists receiving special awards.
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth)
OUR MAN: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer (Knopf)
CHARGED: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration by Emily Bazelon (Random House)
FIGURING by Maria Popova (Vintage)
The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction
BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF by Marlon James (Riverhead)
Young Adult Literature
WHEN THE GROUND IS HARD by Malla Nunn (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
Our Special Honorees
Walter Mosley (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Berkley, and Riverhead)
Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose
Vintage author Emily Bernard for her groundbreaking memoir, BLACK IS THE BODY: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine.
Congratulations to our authors, their editors and publishers.
To view the complete list of this year’s L.A. Times Book Prize winners and honorees, click here.