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Several AoC Writers Win at LA Times Book Awards

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Beverly | 2865 comments Mod
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Nafissa Thompson-Spires, “Heads of the Colored People,”

Biography: David W. Blight, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,”

Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose: Kiese Laymon, “Heavy: An American Memoir,”

Current Interest: Francisco Cantú, “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border,”

Fiction: Rebecca Makkai, “The Great Believers: A Novel,”

Graphic Novel/Comics: Tillie Walden, “On a Sunbeam,”

History: Julia Boyd, “Travelers In The Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism 1919-1945,”

Mystery/Thriller: Oyinkan Braithwaite, “My Sister, the Serial Killer,”

Poetry: Carl Phillips, “Wild is the Wind: Poems,”

Science & Technology: Beth Macy, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,”

Young Adult Literature: Elizabeth Acevedo, “The Poet X,”


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Carmel Hanes | 51 comments Very cool!


message 3: by Nell (last edited Apr 15, 2019 05:08AM) (new)

Nell | 34 comments David Blight wrote an extensive biography on Frederick Douglass, a prominent African American. However, Blight is not African American.


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Beverly | 2865 comments Mod
Nell wrote: "David Blight wrote an extensive biography on Frederick Douglass, a prominent African American. However, Blight is not African American."

Yes, it is a wonderful book

and

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom just won the Pulitzer Prize for History!


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