The Book Prizes reward 50 works in 10 different categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award), graphic novel/comics, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult literature. Follow this link to see the complete list of finalists in each category.
Novelist James Patterson has been selected to win the Innovator’s Award and United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will receive the 2015 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.
The awards will be handed out on April 9, during the 21 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium. Tickets for the event go on sale on March 8.