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Jonathan Franzen included in LA Times Book Prize shortlist

23rd February 2011

The shortlists for the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been announced, with Jonathan Franzen's bestselling novel Freedom up for yet another award in the fiction category.

It will go up against A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Richard Bausch's Something is Out There: Stories, Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass and Frederick Reiken's Day for Night.

The Los Angeles Times Prize recognises the finest works published in 2010 across ten categories and is the prelude to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest public literary festival in the US.

Winners of each category, which range from graphic novels to science and technology, will be announced at a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times building on April 29th.

This year's recipient of the Robert Kirsch award for lifetime achievement is Beverly Cleary, who becomes the first ever children's author to win the prize thanks to books such as the Beezus and Ramona tales.

Freedom and A Visit From the Goon Squad will also go head to head in the National Book Critics Circle's fiction prize 2010, which aims to recognise 'outstanding writing' from the last 12 months.

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