The Los Angeles Book Festival was held this past weekend with these prizes being awarded.
Biography: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)
Current interest: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (Norton)
Fiction: A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
Graphic novel: Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One by Adam Hines (Adhouse Books)
History: The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers (Knopf)
Mystery/thriller: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (William Morrow)
Poetry: Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 by Maxine Kumin, (Norton)
Science and technology: The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman (Norton)
Young adult literature: A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
In addition, Beverly Cleary won the Robert Kirsch Award lifetime achievement award, and Powell’s Books, Portland, Ore., won the Innovator's Award.