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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners for 2013

This year’s winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been revealed, celebrating the best books of the year.

Below, we’ve linked to free samples of the award-winning books for your reading pleasure. The winners were announced at ceremony on Friday.

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2012 Winners

Biography

Current Interest

Fiction

Graphic Novel/Comics

History

Mystery / Thriller

Poetry

Science & Technology

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Young Adult Literature

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