Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013 – latimes.com

Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013 – latimes.com.

The finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday morning: 50 books in 10 categories are in the running to win the L.A. Times Book Prizes, to be awarded in April. Two authors will receive special recognition: John Green with the Innovators Award and Susan Straight with the Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.

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Among the 50 finalists are John Grisham, “Robert Galbraith” (aka J.K. Rowling), Doris Kearns Goodwin, A. Scott Berg, Joe Sacco, Percival Everett, Claire Messud, Rainbow Rowell, Alan Weisman, and Gene Luen Yang.

Be sure to look at the complete list of books/authors nominated.