Jennifer Egan wins L.A. Times book prize in fiction
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Jennifer Egan’s ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad,’ won the L.A. Times 2010 book prize for fiction, it was announced in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday night. The top nonfiction prize went to Micahel Lewis for his book ‘The Big Short.’
The Los Angeles Times 2010 Book Prize winners:
•Fiction: Jennifer Egan, ‘A Visit From the Goon Squad’ (Knopf)
•Nonfiction: Michael Lewis, ‘The Big Short’ (W.W. Norton)
•Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Peter Bognanni, ‘The House of Tomorrow’ (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
•Biography: Laura Hillenbrand, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption’ (Random House)
•Graphic Novel: Adam Hines, ‘Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One’ (AdHouse Books)
•History: Thomas Powers, ‘The Killing of Crazy Horse’ (Knopf)
•Mystery-Thriller: Tom Franklin, ‘Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter’ (William Morrow)
•Poetry: Maxine Kumin, ‘Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010' (W. W. Norton & Company)
•Science & Technology: Oren Harman, ‘The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness’ (W. W. Norton & Company)
•Young Adult Literature: Megan Whalen Turner, ‘A Conspiracy of Kings’ (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
For the record, 12:38 a.m. April 30: In an earlier version of this post, the title of the winner of the fiction prize was incorrectly given as ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption’ in the list of winners.
-- Carolyn Kellogg