1981 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)

Current Interest

Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number by Jacobo Timerman (Alfred A. Knopf)


The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas (Viking)


Land of Savagery/Land of Promise by Ray Allen Billington (W.W. Norton)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Three Pieces by Ntozake Shange (St. Martin’s Press)

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

Wright Morris