1985 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Solzhenitsyn by Michael Scammell (W.W. Norton)

Current Interest

Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler and Steven M. Tipton (University of California Press)


Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)


Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S. Connell (North Point Press)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Cross Ties by X.J. Kennedy (University of Georgia 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

Janet Lewis