The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books recently announced their 34th Annual Book Prizes, for creativity and the written word. Winner in key categories are:

Biography: Marie Arana, Bolivar: American Liberator

Current Interest: Sheri Fink,Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Fiction: Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

First Fiction: NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names

History: Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Mystery/Thriller: J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling


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