Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest

 

2007 selection

Soldier's Heart

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2007

by Elizabeth D. Samet Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 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 10, 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...


1999 selection

Sidewalk

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 1999

by Mitchell Duneier, Hakim Hasan & Ovie Carter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 19, 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 03, 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,...