Awards: SCIBA; CWA Daggers

The winners of the 2018 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association 2018 Book Awards are:

Adult Fiction: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
T. Jefferson Parker Mystery: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Adult Biography: Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle
Adult Nonfiction: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography: California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Marvin Rand by Pierluigi Serraino, Emily Bills and Sam Lubell
Picture Book: Drawn Together by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat
Middle Grade Fiction: Checked by Cynthia Kadohata
Young Adult Fiction: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


The Crime Writers Association announced winners in nine categories for the 2018 Dagger Awards in London last week at a gala dinner. Steve Cavanagh's The Liar won the Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year, and Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love won the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for best crime novel by a first-time author. As announced earlier this year, Michael Connelly won the Diamond Dagger, which recognizes "authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to the genre." Check out the complete list of Dagger winners here.

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