The Los Angeles Times today unveiled the finalists for the 41st annual Book Prizes. Winners will be announced virtually on Friday, April 16 in a prologue to the Festival of Books, Stories and Ideas. Traditionally the nation’s largest in-person literary event, the festival will be held online this year, beginning on Saturday, April 17, and continuing over the course of six days.
The finalists of genre interest follow below. The complete list of finalists is here.
The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
- Lakewood: A Novel by Megan Giddings
- The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy, 1)by N. K. Jemisin
- The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
- Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (translator)
- Umma’s Table by Yeon-sik Hong, Janet Hong (translator)
- Blue Flag (vol. 1-4) by KAITO
- Sports is Hell by Ben Passmore
- Apsara Engine by Bishakh Som
- Come Home, Indio: A Memoir by Jim Terry
[Via Locus Online.]