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April 2008
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Two Random House authors were awarded the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Simon Sebag Montefiore won the Biography prize for Young Stalin (Knopf) and Tim Weiner won the History prize for Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Doubleday, Anchor). Also, novelist Maxine Hong Kingston won this year's Robert Kirsch Award, which honors a living author with a connection to the American West whose works have made a substantial contribution to American letters.
Peter Constantine, for his translation of The Essential Writings of Machiavelli by Niccolo Machiavelli (Modern Library), and Evan Fallenberg , for his translation of a Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev (Schocken Books), were finalists for the PEN Translation Prize. This award goes to book-length translations from any language into English.

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