L.A. Times Book Prizes

Nominees for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been announced. In fiction, the shortlist includes E.L. Doctorow for The March, Mary Gaitskill for Veronica, Gabriel Garcia Marquez for Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Nick Hornby for A Long Way Down, and Haruki Murakami for Kafka on the Shore.

In the first fiction category, the nominees include Kirstin Allio for Garner, Karen Fisher for A Sudden Country, Olga Grushin for The Dream Life of Sukhanov, Uzodinma Iweala for Beasts of No Nation, and Marlon James for John Crow’s Devil.

I’m pretty psyched that Garner was included–the book, you’ll remember, was the LBC’s winter Read This! selection.