LOS Angeles — The 34th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded Friday night at USC’s Bovard Auditorium.
The winners in 10 categories included a first-generation Chinese-American, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and one of the bestselling authors of all time. Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo was among the winners as she picked the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction with her debut novel We Need New Names.
The complete list of winners is below:
Biography: Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana
Current Interest: Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
Fiction: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Graphic Novel/Comics: Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust
History: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
Mystery/Thriller: The Cuckoo’s Calling by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith
Poetry: Collected Poems by Ron Padgett
Science and Technology: Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman
Young Adult Literature: Boxers&Saints by Gene Luen Yang.
– Loss Angeles Times