1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at UCLA’s Royce Hall


Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Current Interest

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald [Translated from the German by Michael Hulse] (New Directions)


The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity by Roy Porter (W.W. Norton)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Mysteries of Small Houses by Alice Notley (Penguin Books)

Science & Technology

Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce by Douglas Starr (Alfred A. Knopf)

Young Adult Fiction

Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Kalimantaan by C.S. Godshalk (Henry Holt)

The Robert Kirsch Award

John Sanford