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Tommy Orange

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes: Tommy Orange, Tayari Jones, more

12 APRIL 2019 — friday

The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes present the nominees and announce the winners for this year's awards: ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION: Katya Apekina, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish; Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry; R. O. Kwon, The Incendiaries: A Novel; Tommy Orange, There There: A Novel; Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People: Stories; BIOGRAPHY: David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Seymour M. Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir; Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic; Bob Spitz, Reagan: An American Journey; Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir; CURRENT INTEREST: Francisco Cantu, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border; John Carreyrou, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup; Michael Lewis, The Fifth Risk; Michelle Obama, Becoming; Susan Orlean, The Library Book; FICTION: Esi Edugyan, Washington Black; Abby Geni, The Wildlands: A Novel; Tayari Jones, An American Marriage: A Novel; Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers: A Novel; Michael Ondaatje, Warlight: A Novel; GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMICS: Remy Boydell/ Michelle Perez, The Pervert; Eleanor Davis, Why Art?; Aisha Franz, Shit is Real; Jerome Ruillier, The Strange; Tillie Walden, On A Sunbeam; HISTORY: Julia Boyd, Travelers In the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism 1919-1945; J.H. Elliott, Scots & Catalans Union & Disunion; Ruby Lal, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan; Miriam Pawel, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation; Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution; MYSTERY/THRILLER: Megan Abbott, Give Me Your Hand; Kent Anderson, Green Sun; Lou Berney, November Road: A Novel; Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, The Serial Killer: A Novel; Leila Slimani, The Perfect Nanny: A Novel; POETRY: Jos Charles, Feeld; Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assasin; Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost of; Carl Phillips, Wild is the Wind: Poems; Diane Seuss, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: Poems; SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Mona Hanna-Attisha, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City; Marcia Bjornerud, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World; Rose George, Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood; Eliza Griswold, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America; Beth Macy, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America; YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X; Kelly Loy Gilbert, Picture Us in the Light; Claire Hartfield, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919; Jarrett Krosoczka, Hey, Kiddo!; Emily X.R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After: A Novel; the winner of the ROBERT KIRSCH AWARD, Terry Tempest Williams, will be honored, along with the INNOVATOR'S AWARD recipient Library of America; and the CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROSE recipient Kiese Laymon, Heavy: An American, Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles, $10-$50, advance tickets available from website, 7:00 (

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