Finalists for the 2020 Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction were announced as part of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes:
The prize is sponsored by the Ray Bradbury Literary Works and “honors and extends Bradbury’s literary legacy by celebrating and elevating the writers working in his field today.”
Finalists and honorees of genre interest were also announced in additional book prize categories. Leslie Marmon Silko will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (Riverhead) and Likes by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) are finalists in the fiction category. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Margaret K. McElderry) is a finalist in Young Adult Literature
Winners will be honored at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, in a virtual ceremony to be held April 16, 2021. For more information, see the prize’s website.
[Edited 4/19/2021 to correct the date of the prize.]
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