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April 14, 2014

Ulli Lust And Gene Luen Yang Take Home LA Book Prizes


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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