Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors

Abortion, gun violence, the global refugee crisis and the degradation of the Great Lakes were among the subjects of books honored Friday at the 38th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The awards were presented at USC’s Bovard Auditorium on the eve of the two-day L.A. Times Festival of Books,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Revealed on Twitter

As the country shelters in place during the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles Times unveiled the winners of its 40th Annual Book Prizes on Twitter this morning, among them Marlon James, Ilya Kaminsky, and Ben Lerner. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Los Angeles Times Book Club is back, virtually, with L.A. noir authors

Join author Steph Cha and Joe Ide for a streaming conversation about new L.A. noir. The March 30 event will be live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen "The Library Book" as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Portraits from the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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Here are the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, one of the Arab world’s major literary prizes.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, among the most esteemed and lucrative literary prizes in the Arab world, recognized winners across seven categories today. This year marks the 14th edition of the awards, each of which comes with a cash prize of $204,000. These awards acknowledge literary and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The L.A. Times announces its 2019 Book Prize finalists and a new award for science fiction.

It’s an exciting year for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! This will be its 40th year of celebrating the literary community. The Times announced their 2019 Book Prize finalists today; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 17th. Additionally, bestselling crime... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Los Angeles Times wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with USC gynecologist series

The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for its series of stories that exposed a USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students during three decades at a campus clinic. Three investigative reporters with The Times — Harriet Ryan, Matt... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Pulitzer Prizes for the Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup for 24th Annual Festival of Books

The festival, taking place April 13-14 at USC, will feature hundreds of authors, experts and storytellers, including Karamo Brown, Chelsea Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Erica Jong, Kiese Laymon and Don Winslow The Los Angeles Times today announced the lineup for the Festival of Books, the nation’s... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times

Norman Pearlstine, who has spent 50 years in journalism helping shape some of the nation’s most prominent publications — including Time Inc. magazines, Bloomberg News, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal — on Monday was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times. It was the first major move... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tens of thousands expected to attend as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicks off

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest event of its kind in the country. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates reading and storytelling, got underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at the USC campus near downtown L.A. Authors... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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First day of Los Angeles Times Festival of Books offers a little something for everyone

President Trump’s immigration policies, L.A.’s homeless crisis, the women’s movement and the culture of food were just a few of the topics covered during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates reading and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Times to Honor John Rechy, Glory Edim and Benjamin Taylor at Annual Ceremony Recognizing Outstanding Literary Achievement

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L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Joyce Carol Oates and Ta-Nehisi Coates; John Rechy receives lifetime achievement award

Finalists for the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes include Joyce Carol Oates, Ron Chernow, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward. The awards will be presented on the campus of USC on April 20, the eve of the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Finalists for the book prizes, which are awarded in 10... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books gets underway on USC campus

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These authors are in the running for the $50,000 Kirkus Prize book awards

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