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.
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.