The evening when the Los Angeles Times announces prizes for the best books written in the previous year is always wonderful both for the mind and the spirit.
After hearing reviews of the top five books in every category: poetry, fiction, history, biography, etc., I become inspired to read many of them (but usually complete only one or two).
It's also great to hear the winning authors speak. Many of the top editors of the LA Times speak. And tonight Tig Notaro was the M.C.
Here are some of the best words spoken this evening:
"To tell the truth in public is an act of protest." - Wesley Lowery