The nominees have been announced for this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, a list that, unsurprisingly, includes awards-season favorites Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast and This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.
The five finalists in the graphic novel category are:
- Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir (Bloomsbury)
- Jaime Hernandez, The Love Bunglers (Fantagraphics)
- Mana Neyestani, An Iranian Metamorphosis (Uncivilized Books)
- Olivier Schrauwen, Arsène Schrauwen (Fantagraphics)
- Mariko Tamaki (author), Jillian Tamaki (illustrator), This One Summer (First Second)
Finalists and winners are selected by panels of three judges composed of published authors who specialize in each genre or category. Winners will be announced April 18 as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.