2022 LA Times Book Prize Finalists

The finalists for the 2022 LA Times Book Prize were announced February 23.

The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction

  • Mariana Enriquez, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, translated by Megan McDowell
  • Marissa Levien, The World Gives Way
  • Rivers Solomon, Sorrowland
  • Ryka Aoki, Light From Uncommon Stars
  • Zen Cho, Spirits Abroad

Works and authors of genre interest in other categories include Mystery/Thriller finalists S.A. Cosby’s Razorblade Tears and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Velvet Was the Night, and Young Adult Literature finalist Darcie Little Badger’s A Snake Falls to Earth.

The complete list of finalists is here. The winners will be announced on April 22, the day before the LA Times Festival of Books begins.