Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography

 

2004 selection

De Kooning's Bicycle

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2004

by Robert Long Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 15, 2005)

Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers--from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Frank O'Hara to Jean Stafford--lived and worked on the East End of Long Island years before it assumed...


1989 selection

This Boy's Life: A Memoir

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1989

by Tobias Wolff Grove Press (December 01, 2007)

This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his...


1984 selection

The Nightmare of Reason

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1984

by Ernst Pawel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2011)

A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world.