1989 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Current Interest

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster)


The Heart of the Country by Fay Weldon (Viking)


An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood by Neal Gabler (Crown Books)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


The One Day: A Poem in Three Parts by Donald Hall (Ticknor & Fields/Houghton Mifflin)

Science & Technology

Peacemaking among Primates by Frans de Waal (Harvard University Press)

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

[Award added in 1991]

The Robert Kirsch Award

Karl Shapiro