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Since 1980, the LA Times Book Prizes has honored the previous year's best books and their authors. This year's ceremony — the 36th annual — will be held at the Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus. Watch for tickets to go on sale soon.

2014 Innovator’s Award Winner

LeVar Burton
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2014 Robert Kirsch Award Winner

2014 Winners

Biography

Andrew Roberts / Napoleon: A Life (Viking)

Current Interest

Fiction

Siri Hustvedt / The Blazing World (Simon & Schuster)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Valeria Luiselli (translated by Christina MacSweeney) / Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press)

Graphic Novel/Comics

Jaime Hernandez / The Love Bunglers (Fantagraphics Books)

History

Mystery / Thriller

Tom Bouman / Dry Bones in the Valley (W. W. Norton & Company)

Poetry

Claudia Rankine / Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)

Science & Technology

Elizabeth Kolbert / The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt & Co.)

Young Adult Literature

Candace Fleming / The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Schwartz & Wade/Random House Children’s)

2014 Awards Ceremony Presenters

Emcee:

Presenters:

Michael Hiltzik / Biography
Matt Pearce / Current Interest
Joy Press / Fiction
Carolyn Kellogg / The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
Hope Larson / Graphic Novel/Comics
Patt Morrison / History
Attica Locke / Mystery/Thriller
Alan Zarembo / Science & Technology
Aisha Saeed / Young Adult Literature
Jonathan Kirsch / Robert Kirsch Award
David L. Ulin / Innovator’s Award



To view previous winners by award category click here.