On Friday, April 20, the 38th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will honor pioneer of modern gay and Chicano literature, John Rechy, with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl, with the Innovator’s Award, alongside 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year.
The ceremony will be held at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium and will serve as a prologue to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2018, the nation’s largest literary and cultural festival, happening April 21-22 at USC.
The complete list of this year’s finalists and further information, including past winners, is available at latimes.com/BookPrizes. Tickets for the ceremony will be made available for purchase on March 15. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and Book Prizes are sponsored by Medium. The festival is presented in association with USC and presenting sponsor Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home. Festival news and updates are available on the event website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram (#bookfest).