1992 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Viking)

Current Interest

The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama (The Free Press)


Maus II, A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon Books)


Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families under Fascism by Alexander Stille (Summit)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)

Science & Technology

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond (HarperCollins)

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Diane Johnson