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William Kittredge Wins Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award

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William Kittredge, author of The Willow Field, has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award. The award is presented annually to a living author with a substantial connection to the American West whose contribution to American letters deserves special recognition. Also announced at the same time were the finalists for the 27th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. Random House nominees for the awards are as follows:

Biography:
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler
Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide by Jeffrey Goldberg

Current Interest:
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Fiction:
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
A Million Nightingales by Susan Straight

History:
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Science and Technology:
The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors by Ann Gibbons

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