Finalists for the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on February 21. Victor LaValle’s The Changeling and Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing were nominated in the Fiction category. Michael Connelly’s The Late Show was nominated in the Mystery/Thriller category. Ron Chernow’s Grant was nominated in the Biography category. Frances FitzGerald’s The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America was nominated in the History category. Cornelia Dean’s Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin was nominated in the Science & Technology category. Elif Batuman’s The Idiot was nominated for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. The awards will be presented on the University of Southern California campus on April 20, ahead of the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

For a complete list of finalists, please visit the L.A. Times's website.