SCIBA annual award winners announced

Roy Choi
Chef Roy Choi, shown at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, won a SCIBA Award for his memoir “L.A. Son.”
(Tom Politeo for the Los Angeles / )

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. announced its annual awards Saturday at an event held in Hollywood. While publishers may be based anywhere, the awards generally require that the authors live in Southern California and the awards recognize books that reflect the Southern California experience.

The awards went to:

Fiction: Gabrielle Zevin for “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” (Algonquin)

Nonfiction: Roy Choi for “L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food” (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco)


T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award: Naomi Hirahara for “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley)

Glenn Goldman Award for art/architecture/photography: William Bradley for “Los Angeles Station: Tracks to the Future” (Angel City Press)

Young Adult: Catherine Linka for “A Girl Called Fearless” (St. Martin’s)

Middle Grade: Holly Goldberg Sloan for “Counting by 7s” (Puffin)


Picture Book: Salina Yoon for Found (Bloomsbury)

Booksellers across Southern California vote for the winners. The association’s body of member stores grew to 61 in the past year, up from 44 the year before.


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