1982 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Waldo Emerson: A Biography by Gay Wilson Allen (Viking)

Current Interest

The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell (Alfred A. Knopf)


A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone (Alfred A. Knopf)


The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution, 1895-1980 by Jonathan D. Spence (Viking)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Plutonian Ode and Other Poems, 1977-1980 by Allen Ginsberg (City Lights)

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

Ross Macdonald