Finalists named for LAT Book Prizes

In a change, the winners of this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be announced at a ticketed public ceremony in USC's Bovard Auditorium on April 20. The Robert Kirsch Award for significant contribution to American letters will be presented to Rudolfo Anaya. “11/22/63” by Stephen King is among the finalists. Full list.

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