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'Goon Squad' and 'The Big Short' win Times Book Prizes

Apr 30, 2011 12:47:47 AM- latimes.com
Jennifer Egan's novel takes the fiction category and Michael Lewis' saga of the financial meltdown gets the non-fiction nod. Children's author Beverly Cleary is given the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.

Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer-winning novel "A Visit From the Goon Squad" and Michael Lewis' "The Big Short," which tells the story of savvy investors who foresaw the financial meltdown and cashed in on it, were among the winners Friday at the 31st annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

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