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The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 1995 : Fiction

September 24, 1995

The Blue Afternoon, by William Boyd (Alfred A. Knopf)

FICTION FINALISTS

Albion's Story, by Kate Grenville (Harcourt Brace)

Trinity Fields, by Bradford Morrow (Viking)

Open Secrets, by Alice Munro (Alfred A. Knopf)

Felicia's Journey, by William Trevor (Viking)

POETRY

The Inferno of Dante, by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

POETRY FINALISTS

Song, by Brigit Pegeen Kelly (BOA Editions Limited)

Split Horizon, by Thomas Lux (Houghton Mifflin)

City of Salt, by Gregory Orr (University of Pittsburgh Press)

New and Selected Poems, by Gary Soto (Chronicle)

HISTORY

Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America, by Jackson Lears (BasicBooks)

HISTORY FINALISTS

Speak Now against The Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South, by John Egerton (Alfred A. Knopf)

Rewriting the Soul, Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory, by Ian Hacking (Princeton University Press)

Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956, by David Holloway (Yale University Press)

Marketing Modernism in Fin de Siecle Europe, by Robert Jensen (Princeton University Press)

BIOGRAPHY

Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949, by Doris Lessing (HarperCollins)

BIOGRAPHY FINALISTS

D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage, by Brenda Maddox (Simon & Schuster)

Marie Curie: A Life, by Susan Quinn (Simon & Schuster)

Drinking the Rain, by Alix Kates Shulman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

In Pharoah's Army: Memories of the Lost War, by Tobias Wolff (Alfred A. Knopf)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Naturalist, by Edward O. Wilson (Island Press)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FINALISTS

The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way, by Ken Croswell (Anchor Books)

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reasons, and the Human Brain, by Antonio Damasio (Putnam)

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales, by Oliver Sacks (Alfred A. Knopf)

The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life, by Robert Wright (Pantheon)

CURRENT INTEREST

Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black, by Gregory Howard Williams (Dutton)

CURRENT INTEREST FINALISTS

Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots, by Nancy Abelmann and John Lie (Harvard University Press)

We, the Jury: The Jury System and the Ideal of a Democracy, by Jeffrey Abramson (BasicBooks)

Growing Up with a Single Parent, by Sara McLanahan and Gary Sandefur (Harvard University Press)

Beyond Individualism: How Social Demands of the New Identity Groups Challenge American Political and Economic Life, by Michael J. Piore (Harvard University Press)

THE ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION

American Studies, by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)

FIRST FICTION FINALISTS

The Point, by Charles D'Ambrosio (Little Brown)

Looking Through Glass, by Mukul Kesavan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

A Stone Boat, by Andrew Solomon (Faber & Faber)

The Good Negress, by A. J. Verdelle (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

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THE ROBERT FIRSCH AWARD given for a body of work by a writer living in or writing about the West to be announced at the awards ceremony in November.

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