On April 19, the 35th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which honored works published in 2014, were announced at a ceremony held at the University of Southern California, as a part of the Times’ annual Festival of Books.

In addition to the category winners, T. Coraghessan Boyle received the 2014 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The Innovator’s Award, which "spotlights cutting-edge business models, technology or applications of narrative art," was presented to Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton.

2014 Book Prizes Winners

Biography: Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life (Viking)

Current Interest: Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League (Scribner)

Fiction: Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World (Simon & Schuster)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Valeria Luiselli, Christina Macsweeney (trans.), Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press)

Graphic Novel: Jaime Hernandez, The Love Bunglers (Fantagraphics)

History: Adam Tooze, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931(Viking)

Mystery/Thriller: Tom Bouman, Dry Bones in the Valley (W.W. Norton & Company)

Poetry: Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)

Science & Technology: Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt and Co.)

Young Adult Literature: Candace Fleming, The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Schwartz & Wade / Random House Children’s