CORRECTING and REPLACING 33rd Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalists Announced

  CORRECTING and REPLACING 33rd Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalists

  Tickets to Be Available to the Public Ceremony at USC’s Bovard Auditorium Los Angeles Times

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LOS ANGELES -- February 21, 2013

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  Tickets to Be Available to the Public Ceremony at USC’s Bovard Auditorium

Today the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced the 2012 finalists for
honors to be handed out at a public ceremony the evening of April 19^th at the
University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium. The event is the
prelude to the 18^th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest
public literary festival in the nation, to be held on USC’s campus on April
20^th and 21^st.

The Book Prizes recognize 50 remarkable works in 10 categories. The complete
list of finalists in biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the
Art Seidenbaum Award), graphic novel/comics, history, mystery/thriller,
poetry, science and technology, and young adult literature can be found at

Kevin Starr is the 33^rd recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime
achievement. Born and raised in San Francisco, Starr discovered the richness
of California’s past as a doctoral student at Harvard and set out to write a
comprehensive history of the Golden State as American history. His resulting
multi-volume series captured the enigmatic blend of dreams and hardscrabble
reality that defines life in California and in 2009 he won the Los Angeles
Times Book Prize for History. In addition to his works as an author, Starr
served as State Librarian for ten years and has been a professor at the
University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Davis, and,
for the past several years, the University of Southern California.

"The study of California, in many ways, begins with what Kevin Starr has
done," said Times book critic David L. Ulin. "His comprehensive overview is a
baseline for the political, geological, social and cultural history of the

Writer and activist Margaret Atwood will receive the fourth annual Innovator’s
Award, which spotlights cutting-edge business models, technology or
applications of narrative art. From her earliest works, in which Atwood
established herself as a vanguard of feminist fiction, to such genre-blurring
novels as “The Handmaid's Tale,” she has always sought new ideas and forms of
expression. Most recently, her engagement with and enthusiasm for social
media, electronic publishing initiatives, and innovative outreach to her
readers have made her a trendsetter in digital culture and inspire a new
generation of fans and writers.

Tickets for the Book Prizes ceremony will be available for purchase at 10 a.m.
Monday, March 29^th, and additional information will be posted to Finalists and winners of the Los Angeles
Times Book Prizes are selected by judging panels composed of writers who
specialize in each genre. Further information about the Book Prizes including
past winners is available at

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