2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners & Finalists

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.

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  • J. K. Rowling Writing As Robert Galbraith / The Cuckoo’s Calling, (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown & Company)
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Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
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Young Adult Literature
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