1980 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


[Biography award concurrent with this year’s History award]

Current Interest

Without Fear or Favor by Harrison Salisbury (New York Times Books) [Winner of the General Award–no Current Interest Award this year]


The Second Coming by Walker Percy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


Walter Lippmann and the American Century by Ronald Steel (Atlantic/ Little Brown)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Kill the Messenger by Robert Kelly (Black Sparrow)

Science & Technology

[Award added in 1989]

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

[Award added in 1991]

The Robert Kirsch Award

Wallace Stegner