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1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners

Presented at the Los Angeles Times

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 AND 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

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