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LA Times Book Prize Nominees - Fictionally First

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The beauty of the LA Times Book Prizes is that there's an uncertainty surrounding the nominees and the outcome. Unlike other book awards given throughout the year (National Book Awards, we're looking at you) there's never a shoo-in, never an author or a book that everyone "just knows" will take home the prize. For the most part. Sometimes. See?

Here's a quick look at the nominees in the First Fiction category and our take on the books, their authors, the front-runners and outliers. All subject to the madcap results that are the LA Times Book Prizes, of course.