Fifteen Authors in the Running for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

by Staff

The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were recently announced. Given for books published in the previous year, the annual prizes are worth $1,000 each. The winner in each category will be announced on April 28, on the eve of the eleventh annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

The Finalists in Poetry
Jack Gilbert for Refusing Heaven (Knopf)
Gail Mazur for Zeppo’s First Wife: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press)
Marilyn Nelson for The Cachoeira Tales and Other Poems (Louisiana State University Press)
Lucia Perillo for Luck Is Luck (Random House)
Donald Revell for Pennyweight Windows (Alice James Books)

The Finalists in Fiction
E.L. Doctorow for The March (Random House)
Mary Gaitskill for Veronica (Pantheon)
Gabriel García Marquez for Memoirs of My Melancholy Whores (Knopf), translated by Edith Grossman
Nick Hornby for A Long Way Down (Riverhead)
Haruki Murakami for Kafka on the Shore (Knopf), translated by Philip Gabriel

The Finalists for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
Kirstin Allio for Garner (Coffee House Press)
Karen Fisher for A Sudden Country (Random House)
Olga Grushin for The Dream Life of Sukhanov (Marian Wood/Putnam)
Uzodinma Iweala for Beasts of No Nation (HarperCollins)
Marlon James for John Crow’s Devil (Akashic Books)