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April 2010
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Our Los Angeles Times Prize Winners

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The Los Angeles Times awarded their 2010 annual prizes in a ceremony on April 23rd. In the current interest category, Dave Eggers won for Zeitoun (Vintage). The judges called the book "an extraordinary story of early 21st Century America, combining rigorous reporting with the kind of literary grace and attention to everyday detail that one finds in the best fiction." Eggers also won the 2009 Innovator's Award Winner, which recognizes people and institutions that are doing cutting edge work to bring books, publishing and storytelling into the future.

Philipp Meyer's American Rust (Spiegel & Grau) won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp (Pantheon) won in the new Graphic Novel category.

Pulitzer Prize Winners

The First Tycoon

Two Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group titles are 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf) in the Biography/Autobiography category, and The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday) in the General Nonfiction category. Both winners will soon be available as Vintage/Anchor paperbacks. The two finalists in the Biography/Autobiography category are Woodrow Wilson: A Biography by John Milton Cooper, Jr. and Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey, both published by Alfred A Knopf. Click here for a full list of 2010 winners and finalists.

In Brief
Nam Le, author of The Boat is one of the winners of the 2010 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
Alice Miller, psychoanalyst and author of Anchor books Banished Knowledge and The Untouched Key has died at the age of 87. Click herefor her obituary in The New York Times.
British writer Alan Sillitoe, who chronicled the bleak postwar realities of the country's poor, has died at the age of 82. His books Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, and The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner, have just been reissued by Vintage.

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