2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners

Presented at UCLA’s Royce Hall


Winner: Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, de Kooning: An American Master (Alfred A. Knopf)

Current Interest

Winner: Evan Wright, Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)


Winner: Colm Tóibín, The Master: A Novel (Scribner)

First Fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award)

Winner: Lorraine Adams, Harbor (Alfred A. Knopf)


Winner: Geoffrey R. Stone, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (W.W. Norton & Company)

Mystery / Thriller

Winner: Kem Nunn, Tijuana Straits: A Novel (Scribner)


Winner: Richard Howard, Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Science & Technology

Winner: Charles Wohlforth, The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change (North Point Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Young Adult Fiction

Winner: Melvin Burgess, Doing It (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

The Robert Kirsch Award

Winner: Tony Hillerman