PREVIOUS WINNERS: 1995 BOOK PRIZES
Biography
Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 by Doris Lessing (HarperCollins)
Current Interest
Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams (Dutton)
Fiction
The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd (Alfred A. Knopf)
History
Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America by Jackson Lears (Basic Books)
Mystery/Thriller
[Award added in 2000]
Poetry
The Inferno of Dante by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Science & Technology
Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson (Island Press)
Young Adult Fiction
[Award added in 1998]
The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
American Studies by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)
The Robert Kirsch Award
Stephen J. Pyne