Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

 

2012 selection

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2012, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2012

by Ben Fountain Ecco (May 01, 2012)

New York Times Bestseller

Now a Major Motion Picture

“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”

—New York Times Book Review

“Mothers, father, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”...


2001 selection

Why Did I Ever

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2001

by Mary Robison Counterpoint (January 01, 2018)

"An epic portrayed in miniature, a cry of cosmic pain in a voice of absurdist humor, an earnest insistence on maternal love in the language of skepticism…. [A]ll of Robison's minimalist genius is at work here."...


1993 selection

Pigs in Heaven

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1993

by Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who...