2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at UCLA’s Royce Hall


Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex (Random House)

Current Interest

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company)


Mary Robison, Why Did I Ever (Counterpoint)


Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (Hill and Wang Division, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Mystery / Thriller

T. Jefferson Parker, Silent Joe (Hyperion)


Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos (Alfred A. Knopf)

Science & Technology

Richard Hamblyn, The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Young Adult Fiction

Mildred D. Taylor, The Land (Phyllis Fogelman Books, Penguin Putnam)

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room (Pantheon Books)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Tillie Olsen