PREVIOUS WINNERS: 1997 BOOK PRIZES
Biography
Whittaker Chambers: A Biography by Sam Tanenhaus (Random House)
Current Interest
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Fiction
In the Rogue Blood by James Carlos Blake (Avon Books)
History
A People’s Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes (Viking)
Mystery/Thriller
[Award added in 2000]
Poetry
Black Zodiac by Charles Wright (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Science & Technology
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker (W.W. Norton)
Young Adult Fiction
[Award added in 1998]
The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
Don’t Erase Me: Stories by Carolyn Ferrell (Houghton Mifflin)
The Robert Kirsch Award
Ray Bradbury