2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at UCLA’s Royce Hall


Jefferson Davis, American by William J. Cooper, Jr. (Alfred A. Knopf)

Current Interest

Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances FitzGerald (Simon & Schuster)


Assorted Fire Events: Stories by David Means (Context Books)


The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach by Alice Kaplan (University of Chicago Press)

Mystery / Thriller

A Place of Execution: A Novel by Val McDermid (St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur)


The Throne of Labdacus by Gjertrud Schnackenberg (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Science & Technology

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu, M.D. (Carroll & Graf)

Young Adult Fiction

Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

The Romantics: A Novel by Pankaj Mishra (Random House)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Lawrence Ferlinghetti