San Diego-area author Don Winslow has won this year’s Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller category for his enthusiastically reviewed 17th novel, The Cartel (Knopf). That announcement was made earlier today during a ceremony at Bovard Auditorium on the University of Southern California campus.
The other books vying for that honor were The Long and Faraway Gone, by Lou Berney (Morrow); The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press); Bull Mountain, by Brian Panowich (Putnam); and The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt (Picador).
In addition, mega-best-selling thriller writer James Patterson is the recipient of this year’s Innovator’s Award.
Click here to see the winners and nominees in all 10 categories.
READ MORE: “Such a Nice Guy, Such Savage Books: Don Winslow and The Cartel,” by Ivy Pochoda (Los Angeles Times).