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Hedes & Dekes: Rafael Yglesias And Others Take L.A. Times Book Prize

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On Friday, April 23 The L.A Times announced the winners of the 2009 L.A Times Book Prizes. Rafael Yglesias took the price for Fiction for his novel A Happy Marriage, which tells the story of a 30-year marriage and all the things that come with it.

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction prize went to Philipp Meyer for American Rust, which was also Amazon’s Best Book of the Month in February 2009. The Young Adult Literature prize was awarded to Elizabeth Partridge for Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don’t You Grow Weary, a book that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of the children that were involved.

The Current Interest prize went to Dave Eggers for his narrative non-fiction book exploring the life of one man after Hurricane Katrina; the novel is named after the main character, Zeitoun.

Visit the L.A Times article to see who else won, and start adding these great books to your reading list!

–Silvia Viñas

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Written by whitney teal

April 27, 2010 at 8:19 am

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