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Jennifer Egan Among LA Times Book Prize Winners

The LA Times announced the winners of its 2010 Book Prize over the weekend. Included among the winners was author Jennifer Egan, who spoke critically about the Times earlier this month in an interview, after a Times story detailing her Pulitzer victory included a photo of Jonathan Franzen instead of her. Critics, including Egan, accused the Times of sexism in picturing an established male author instead of the triumphant, emerging female author. Guess Egan’s over it, because unlike several other winners, she was at the event to accept her award.

Full list of winners after the jump.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Jennifer Egan Responds to LA Times Photo Snub

* Biography: Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption (Random House)
* Current Interest: Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (W. W. Norton & Company)
* Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Peter Bognanni, The House of Tomorrow (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
* Fiction: Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad (Knopf)
* Graphic Novel: Adam Hines, Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One (Adhouse Books)
* History: Thomas Powers, The Killing of Crazy Horse (Knopf)
* Mystery-Thriller: Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (William Morrow)
* Poetry: Maxine Kumin, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 (W. W. Norton & Company)
* Science & Technology: Oren Harman, The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness (W. W. Norton & Company)
* Young Adult Literature: Megan Whalen Turner, A Conspiracy of Kings (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
* Robert Kirsch Award: Beverly Cleary
* Innovator’s Award: Powell’s Books

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