1984 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


The Nightmare of Reason by Ernst Pawel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Current Interest

Cities and the Wealth of Nations by Jane Jacobs (Random House)


The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Harper & Row)


The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton (Basic Books)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson (University of California 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

Christopher Isherwood