Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery

Saturday, at the Los Angeles Festival Of Books, The winners of the 2015 L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced, with Don Winslow being awarded the Mystery/Thriller Prize for THE CARTEL, his follow-up to 2005’s POWER OF THE DOG.

Other Finalists
THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, Lou Berney (William Morrow)
THE SYMPATHIZER, Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
BULL MOUNTAIN, Brian Panowich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
THE WHITES, Richard Price (Picador)

In addition, James Patterson was presented with the 2015 Innovator Award.
James Patterson has left a singular mark on the literary community through his writing for adults and young people, as well as through his efforts to make books and reading a national priority. His support of libraries, independent bookstores, booksellers, teachers and students is unsurpassed with millions of dollars in grants and scholarships going toward encouraging Americans to read and supporting those who foster reading.