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Glory Edim

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes: John Rechy, Glory Edim more

20 APRIL 2018 — friday

The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes present the nominees and announce the winners for this year's book prizes: ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION: Elif Batuman, The Idiot; Rachel Khong, Goodbye, Vitamin; Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties; Gabriel Tallent, My Absolute Darling; Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart; BIOGRAPHY: Ron Chernow, Grant; Jonathan Eig, Ali: A Life; John A. Farrell, Richard Nixon: The Life; Adam Federman, Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray; Laura Dassow Walls, Henry David Thoreau: A Life; CURRENT INTEREST: Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy; James Forman Jr., Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America; Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America; Lauren Markham, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life; Rick Wartzman, The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America; FICTION: Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Victor LaValle, The Changeling; Claire Messud, The Burning Girl; Vivek Shanbhang, Srinath Perur (translator), Ghachar Ghochar; Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied; GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMICS: Gabrielle Bell, Everything is Flammable; Manuele Fior, Jaime Richards (translator), The Interview; Leslie Stein, Present; Connor Willumsen, Anti-Gone; Yuichi Yokoyama, Iceland; HISTORY: Stephen Alford, London's Triumph: Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare's City; Mark Bowden, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam; Dan Egan, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes; Frances Fitzgerald, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America; Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America; MYSTERY/THRILLER: Michael Connelly, The Late Show; Paul La Farge, The Night Ocean; Attica Locke, Bluebird, Bluebird; Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs; Ivy Pochoda, Wonder Valley; POETRY: Alessandra Lynch, Daylily Called it A Dangerous Moment; Shane McCrae, In the Language of my Captor; Evie Shockley, semiautomatic; Patricia Smith, Incendiary Art: Poems; David Wojahn, For the Scribe; SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Cornelia Dean, Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin; Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg, A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution; Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst; Max Tegmark, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence; Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams; YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: E. Lockhart, Genuine Fraud; Jason Reynolds, Long Way Down; Dashka Slater, The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives; Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give; Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together; the winner of the ROBERT KIRSCH AWARD, John Rechy, will be honored, along with the INNOVATOR'S AWARD recipient Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl; and the CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROSE recipient Benjamin Taylor, The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles, free admission, get tickets in advance from the website, 7:00 (

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  • Mason's Noise Parlour showcases young talent quarterly, performers TBA, hosted and curated by singer-songwriter Mason Summit, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students, seniors, free for members, 7:00-9:00 (310/822-3006,
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  • The After School: A Workshop with Ryka Aoki, a monthly work space and test platform for writers who self-identify as queer and people of color, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., free, 3:00 (310/822-3006,
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  • Salient Sunday Open Reading, open mic hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, 5:00 (310/822-3006,
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  • Jerome Rothenberg, the celebrated author of over one hundred books of poetry and thirteen groundbreaking anthologies including Technicians of the Sacred, reads from two new books, The President of Desolation and The Mystery of False Attachments, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, advance tickets available online, $10, $6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (310/822-3006,
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