The LA Times Book Prizes are among the most distinguished to have their own comics category, and the nominees are always worth a close look. This year’s finalists have just been announced. Books are selected in a number of categories, but here are the graphic novel selections:

  • Anders Nilsen, “The End,” Fantagraphics

In addition, Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints was selected in the Young Adult Literature category.

Last year, Sammy Harkham won for Everything Together: Collected Stories. Previous winners include Carla Speed McNeill and Adam Hines.

Winners will be announced April 11 during the L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 12-13.


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