1996 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times


Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

Current Interest

Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War by Peter Maass (Alfred A. Knopf)


A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (Alfred A. Knopf)


Black Sea by Neal Ascherson (Hill & Wang)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Mixed Company by Alan Shapiro (The University of Chicago Press)

Science & Technology

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (Random House)

Young Adult Fiction

[Award added in 1998]

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

The Smell of Apples by Mark Behr (St. Martin’s)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Gary Snyder