The LA Times announced the finalists for its 2023 Book Prize for Graphic Novels.
Winners will be announced on April 21, on the eve of the Los Angeles Festival of Books that is taking place on April 22-23.
Finalists for the LA Times Book Prize 2023 for Graphic Novels
Alex Graham’s collected Dog Biscuits; an Instagram webcomic is nominated as well as Tommi Parrish’s graphic novel Men I Trust. feminist alt-manga collection by Yamada Murasaki (translated by Ryan Holmberg) called Talk to my Back is also nominated for the award.
Noah Van Sciver’s Joseph Smith and the Mormons and Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith close out the final two nominees.
LA Times Book Prize 2023 Finalists
- Dog Biscuits, Alex Graham (Fantagraphics)
- Joseph Smith and the Mormons, Noah Van Sciver (Abrams ComicArts)
- Men I Trust, Tommi Parrish (Fantagraphics)
- Talk to My Back, Yamada Murasaki, translated by Ryan Holmberg (Drawn & Quarterly)
- Wash Day Diaries, Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith (Chronicle Books)
Comic Themed Book Also Get Nominated
Alex Segura’s novel Secret Identity is a book about a queer Latina comics writer that is working in the comics industry in the 1970s was nominated for the best Mystery/Thriller category.
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