Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

The Los Angeles Times awards several prizes to honor achievement on literature by recognizing writers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship and vision. A writer need not be an American citizen and need not have written originally in English, but the winning book must have been published in English in the United States during the eligible year. Awards are made for works published in the preceding year. The Prizes awarded for Fiction are as follows.


2004 Pete Dexter Train: A Novel
2003 Ian McEwan Atonement: A Novel
2002 Mary Robison Why Did I Ever
2001 David Means Assorted Fire Events: Stories
2000 Amit Chaudhuri Freedom Song: Three Novels
1999 W.G. Sebald The Rings of Saturn
1998 James Carlos Blake In the Rogue Blood
1997 Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance
1996 William Boyd The Blue Afternoon
1995 David Malouf Remembering Babylon
1994 Barbara Kingsolver Pigs in Heaven
1993 Art Spiegelman Maus II, A Survivor's Tale
1992 Allan Gurganus White People
1991 Edna O'Brien Lantern Slides
1990 Fay Weldon The Heart of the Country
1989 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Love in the Time of Cholera
1988 James Welch Fools Crow
1987 Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
1986 Louis Erdrich Love Medicine
1985 Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being 
1984 Thomas Keneally Schindler's List
1983 Robert Stone A Flag for Sunrise
1982 D. M. Thomas The White Hotel
1981 Walker Percy The Second Coming