Another one in the bag for Bulawayo


NoViolet-BulawayoLOS 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