1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Alexander Pope: A Life by Maynard Mack (W.W. Norton)

Current Interest

Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld (Times Books)


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Houghton Mifflin)


The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within by Geoffrey Hosking (Harvard University Press)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Collected Poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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

Kay Boyle