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First Kirkus Prizes go to Roz Chast, Lily King and Kate Samworth
First Kirkus Prizes go to Roz Chast, Lily King and Kate Samworth

The first-ever Kirkus Prize winners were announced Thursday in Austin, Texas; each gets $50,000. Roz Chast took the nonfiction prize with her graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant." The fiction prize went to Lily King for her novel "Euphoria." The prize for young readers' literature goes to Kate Samworth, author of "Aviary Wonders Inc." Kirkus is one of a handful of industry standard publications that provide advance reviews to bookstores and librarians making choices about what books to stock. Only books that received starred reviews in Kirkus -- not an easy feat -- were eligible for the prizes. King's...

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