1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at UCLA’s Royce Hall


Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman (Alfred A. Knopf)

Current Interest

Sidewalk (with Photographs by Ovie Carter) by Mitchell Duneier (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


Freedom Song: Three Novels by Amit Chaudhuri (Alfred A. Knopf)


Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton)

Mystery / Thriller

[Award added in 2000]


Repair: Poems by C.K. Williams (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Science & Technology

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel (Walker and Company)

Young Adult Fiction

Frenchtown Summer by Robert Cormier (Delacorte Press)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Amy and Isabelle: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Ursula K. Le Guin