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April 14, 2014


Ulli Lust And Gene Luen Yang Take Home LA Book Prizes

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This year's winners of The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on Friday. This year's included a comics/graphic novel category winner, Ullis Lust for Today Is The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life, and a comics winner in the young adult literature category, Gene Yang for Boxers And Saints.

The graphic novel/comics category, with Lust and her winning book in bold:

* David B., for Incidents in the Night: Volume 1 (Uncivilized Books)
* Ben Katchor, for Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories (Pantheon)
* Ulli Lust, for Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life (Fantagraphics)
* Anders Nilsen, for The End (Fantagraphics)
* Joe Sacco, for The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme (WW Norton and Company)

The young adult literature category, with Yang and his winning book in bold:

* Elizabeth Knox, for Mortal Fire (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
* Rainbow Rowell, for Fangirl (St. Martin's Griffin)
* Joyce Sidman, for What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms and Blessings (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
* Jonathan Stroud, for Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase (Disney-Hyperion)
* Gene Luen Yang, for Boxers & Saints (First Second/Macmillan)

Congratulations to both and to the publishers involved.

The prizes kick off the Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books, and you'll find coverage of comics-related programming from that event mainstreamed into regular site coverage. Sounds like a good time.
 
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