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Dave Eggers wins two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

26th April 2010

Dave Eggers has picked up two accolades in the 30th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for his latest non-fiction work and his commitment to literature.

The author was awarded the current interest award for 2009 book Zeitoun, which looks at the story of a Syrian immigrant caught up in the chaos that struck New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Eggers also took home the inaugural innovators award thanks to his leadership of independent publishing house McSweeney's, which produces a quarterly literary journal, magazines and books, and his efforts founding more than 800 literacy centres for at-risk children.

Speaking at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books before collecting his awards, Eggers reaffirmed his support of books and the traditional publishing industry.

'We're still about paper and cloth and glue and ink and, if you put care into that craft, it has the same appeal it always did. We shouldn't assume, always, that we're hurtling inexorably toward some all-electronic world,' he commented.

Last year, Barton Gellman won the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for current interest with Angler, which argues that former US vice president Dick Cheney had unprecedented influence over the country's affairs.

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