1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 by Doris Lessing (HarperCollins)

Current Interest

Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams (Dutton)


The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd (Alfred A. Knopf)


Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America by Jackson Lears (Basic Books)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


The Inferno of Dante by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Science & Technology

Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson (Island Press)

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

American Studies by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Stephen J. Pyne