Thursday, March 05, 2009

2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

NOMINEES for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on March 2, 2009. Uwem Akpan, Sebastian Barry, Frank Bidart, Neil Gaiman, Jorie Graham, Oscar Hijuelos, Sadie Jones, Terry Pratchett, Richard Price, Marilynne Robinson, Joan Silber, Roma Tearne and David Wroblewski, amongst others, are all in the running for the prestigious prizes. Winners in all categories of genres will be announced on April 24, 2009.

1. The Secret Scripture / Sebastian Barry
2. Lush Life / Richard Price
3. Home / Marilynne Robinson
4. The Size of the World / Joan Silber
5. The God of War / Marisa Silver

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
1. Say You’re One of Them / Uwem Akpan
2. Finding Nouf (published as The Night of the Mir’aj in the U.K.) / Zoë Ferraris
3. The Outcast / Sadie Jones
4. Mosquito / Roma Tearne
5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle / David Wroblewski

1. Watching the Spring Festival: Poems / Frank Bidart
2. Sea Change: Poems / Jorie Graham
3. The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems / Marie Howe
4. Ours / Cole Swensen
5. Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream / Connie Voisine

Young Adult Literature
1. The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary / Candace Fleming
2. The Graveyard Book / Neil Gaiman
3. Dark Dude / Oscar Hijuelos
4. Swallow Me Whole / Nate Powell
5. Nation / Terry Pratchett


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