Friday, April 11, 2014

Rowling Adds Another Prize to Her Shelf

And the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for a mystery or thriller novel goes to … Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling for The Cuckoo’s Calling (Mulholland), the first private-eye novel she’s penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Cuckoo’s beat out four rivals in that same category: Hour of the Red God, by Richard Crompton (Sarah Crichton); Sycamore Row, by John Grisham (Doubleday); The Rage, by Gene Kerrigan (Europa Editions); and The Collini Case, by Ferdinand von Schirach (Viking). The announcement was made tonight to help kick off the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Mystery/Thriller, of course, was just one of the 10 categories of prizes this year. You can see all of the winners and runners-up here.

READ MORE:L.A. Times Festival of Books Pre-Party,” by Jeri Westerson (Getting Medieval).

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