PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2003 BOOK PRIZES
Biography
Neil Smith, American Empire: Roosevelt’s Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization (University of California Press)
Current Interest
Ross Terrill, The New Chinese Empire — And What It Means for the United States (Basic Books)
Fiction
Pete Dexter, Train: A Novel (Doubleday)
First Fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award)
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Doubleday)
History
Henry Wiencek, An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Mystery/Thriller
George P. Pelecanos, Soul Circus: A Novel (Little, Brown)
Poetry
Anthony Hecht, Collected Later Poems (Alfred A. Knopf)
Science & Technology
Philip J. Hilts, Protecting America’s Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation (Alfred A. Knopf)
Young Adult Fiction
Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light (Harcourt Children’s Books)
The Robert Kirsch Award
Ishmael Reed