Friday, February 29, 2008

LA Times Book Prize nominees announced

The Los Angeles Times announced its 2007 Book Prize finalists Thursday, in the categories of Biography, Current Interest, Fiction, First Fiction, History, Mystery/Thriller, Poetry, Science & Technology, and Young Adult Fiction.

In addition, novelist Maxine Hong Kingston was named the 28th recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, which "honors a living author with a substantial connection to the American West whose contribution to American letters deserves special recognition.”

The Book Prize winners will be announced April 25th as part of the 13th annual LA Times Festival of Books.

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