Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest

 

2011 selection

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2011

by Daniel Kahneman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

Major New York Times bestseller

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011

A Globe and Mail Best Books of...


2007 selection

Soldier's Heart

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2007

by Elizabeth D. Samet Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2007)

Elizabeth D. Samet and her students learned to romanticize the army "from the stories of their fathers and from the movies." For Samet, it was the old World War II movies she used to watch on TV, while her students...


2005 selection

Night Draws Near

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2005

by Anthony Shadid Henry Holt and Co. (July 11, 2006)

From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is a riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles

of nations

Like her country, Karima—a widow with eight...


2001 selection

Nickel and Dimed

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2001

by Barbara Ehrenreich Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2010)

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages....


1999 selection

Sidewalk

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 1999

by Mitchell Duneier, Hakim Hasan & Ovie Carter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 20, 2000)

An exceptional ethnography marked by clarity and candor, Sidewalk takes us into the socio-cultural environment of those who, though often seen as threatening or unseemly, work day after day on "the blocks" of...


1998 selection

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

Guardian First Book Award 1999, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 1998, National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 1998

by Philip Gourevitch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 1999)

An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity.

This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994,...


1997 selection

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 1997, National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 1997

by Anne Fadiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 1998)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which...