The Los Angeles Times announced the finalists for their 33rd annual Book Prize. Fifty books in ten categories are in the running.
Works of genre note, or by authors of interest, include Michael Chabon for Telegraph Avenue (HarperCollins) and Lydia Millet for Magnificence (W.W. Norton) in Fiction, Nick Harkaway for Angelmaker (Knopf) in Mystery/Thriller, and Paolo Bacigalupi for Drowned Cities (Little, Brown) in Young Adult Literature. Margaret Atwood will receive the Innovator’s Award for her efforts to push narrative form.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 19, 2013, immediately preceding the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 20-21 at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles CA. For more information and a complete list of nominees, see the story in the Los Angeles Times.