Finalists in 10 categories have been named for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which will be awarded April 12, on the eve of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement is Terry Tempest Williams, the Innovator's Award will be presented to the Library of America and Heavy: An American by Kiese Laymon (Scribner) has won the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose. See the complete list of finalists here.
The finalists for the 2018 Nebula Awards, sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, have been announced and can be seen here. Awards will be presented during the SFWA Nebula Conference, which takes place May 16-19 in Los Angeles.
The shortlist for the 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize, which awards $35,000 to "a work of fiction that illuminates vital contemporary issues," consists of:
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Mariner Books)
Brother by David Chariandy (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Gun Love by Jennifer Clement (Hogarth)
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books)
There There by Tommy Orange (Knopf)
The winner will be announced April 11.
A shortlist has been unveiled for the £2,000 (about $2,610) Jane Grigson Trust Award, created in memory of the British food writer to recognize "a first-time writer of a book about food or drink which has been commissioned but has not yet been published." The winner will be announced March 18 in London. This year's shortlisted titles are:
The Botanical Kitchen by Elly McCausland
The Island Kitchen by Selina Periampillai
The Ark of Taste by Dan Saladino.