1990 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt by Geoffrey C. Ward (Harper & Row)

Current Interest

Disappearing through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century by O.B. Hardison, Jr. (Viking)


Lantern Slides by Edna O’Brien (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


The Quest for El Cid by Richard Fletcher (Alfred A. Knopf)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


The Color of Mesabi Bones by John Caddy (Milkweed)

Science & Technology

Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine by Jane S. Smith (William Morrow)

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

[Award added in 1991]

The Robert Kirsch Award

Czeslaw Milosz