The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

Join us in our 34th year for suspense and surprises as the best books of 2014 are recognized in ten categories. You’ll see renowned authors accept their coveted awards at USC’s historic Bovard Auditorium with speeches that are sure to be well-written.

Tickets go on sale for $10 on Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m.

When: Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus

2013 Innovator’s Award Winner
The recipient of the 2013 Innovator’s Award, which spotlights cutting-edge business models, technology or applications of narrative art, is young adult writer and activist John Green. Green’s best-selling novels have garnered numerous awards and he has been at the forefront of experimenting with social media and technology, expanding how people in and out of the literary world use these mediums to inspire and teach others.
2013 Robert Kirsch Award Winner
The recipient of the 2013 Robert Kirsch Award is Riverside native Susan Straight. Straight is a Southern California original, and a tireless supporter, and creator, of our literary culture. Her award-winning novels and short stories have opened up not just California literature but American literature to the Inland Empire, and to the often-neglected voices of the people there. Through her work as a teacher, she has inspired and mentored a new generation of California writers.

2013 Finalists

Current Interest
The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
Graphic Novel/Comics
Mystery / Thriller
Science & Technology
Young Adult Literature
2014 Awards Ceremony Presenters