Monday, April 14, 2014

Fink's 'Memorial' wins LAT Book Prize

            Sheri Fink won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,” an investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
            Other winners announced Friday night include:
            Fiction: Ruth Ozeki, “A Tale for the Time Being;”
            First Fiction: “No Violet Bulawayo, We Need New Names;”
            Current Interest: Sheri Fink, “Five Days at Memorial;”
            Biography: “Marie Arana, Bolivar: American Liberator;”
            Mystery/Thriller: J.K. Rowling aka Robert Galbraith, “The Cuckoo's Calling;”
            Graphic Novel/Comics: Ulli Lust, “Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life;”
            History: Christopher Clark, “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914;”
            Poetry: Ron Padgett, “Ron Padgett: Collected Poems;”
            Science and Technology: Alan Weisman, “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?” and
            Young Adult: Gene Luen Yang, “Boxer.”