Saturday, March 11, 2006

Nominees announced for L.A. Times Book Prizes

Nominees for the 26th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced this week.

There are nine categories and I won't list them all. You can find all the nominees here.

In the fiction category, the nominees are The March by E.L. Doctorow (Random House), Veronica by Mary Gaitskill (Pantheon Books), Memoirs of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Knopf), A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books), and Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (Knopf).

The nominees in the mystery and thriller category are The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown), The Right Madness by James Crumley (Viking), Ash & Bone by John Harvey (Harcourt), Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation by Robert Littell (Overlook Press) and Strange Affair by Peter Robinson (William Morrow/HarperCollins).

--Marshal Zeringue