1991 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952 by T.H. Watkins (Henry Holt)

Current Interest

Why Americans Hate Politics: The Death of the Democratic Process by E.J. Dionne, Jr. (Simon & Schuster)


White People by Allan Gurganus (Alfred A. Knopf)


The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America by Nicholas Lemann (Alfred A. Knopf)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


What Work Is by Philip Levine (Alfred A. Knopf)

Science & Technology

The Truth about Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev (Basic Books)

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Pangs of Love by David Wong Louie (Alfred A. Knopf)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Ken Kesey