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Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards, two authors -- Margaret Atwood and Kevin Starr -- will receive special recognition. For her efforts to push narrative form, Atwood will receive the Times' Innovator's Award. The vanguard feminist, dystopian visionary and award-winning novelist has, in her 70s, embraced new electronic forms of storytelling. Her projects include writing a serialized e-book for Byliner and posting her work on the collaborative writing website for teens,...