Wednesday, September 22

L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

2019 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

The Old Drift

Namwali Serpell

2018 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Heads of the Colored People: Stories

Nafissa Thompson-Spires

2017 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang

Sour Heart: Stories

Jenny Zhang

2014 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

Faces in the Crowd

Valeria Luiselli

2013 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names

Noviolet Bulawayo

2012 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Seating Arrangements

Maggie Shipstead

2011 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Shards by Ismet Prcic

Shards

Ismet Prcic

2010 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni

The House of Tomorrow

Peter Bognanni

2009 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

American Rust, by Philipp Meyer

American Rust,

Philipp Meyer

2008 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris

Finding Nouf

Zoë Ferraris

2007 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Dinaw Mengestu

2006 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

White Ghost Girls

Alice Greenway

2005 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

Beasts of No Nation

Uzodinma Iweala

2004 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Harbor by Lorraine Adams

Harbor

Lorraine Adams

2003 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

2002 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Prague by Arthur Phillips

Prague

Arthur Phillips

2001 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert

The Dark Room

Rachel Seiffert

2000 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra

The Romantics

Pankaj Mishra

1999 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout

Amy and Isabelle

Elizabeth Strout

1998 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Kalimantaan by C. S. Godshalk

Kalimantaan

C. S. Godshalk

1997 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Don't Erase Me by Carolyn Ferrell

Don’t Erase Me

Carolyn Ferrell

1996 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Smell of Apples by Mark Behr

The Smell of Apples

Mark Behr

1995 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

American Studies by Mark Merlis

American Studies

Mark Merlis

1994 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

The Year of the Frog by Martin M. Šimecka

The Year of the Frog

Martin M. Šimecka

1993 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

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Love

Paul Kafka

1992 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney

High Cotton

Darryl Pinckney

1991 L.A. Times Book Prize – First Fiction

Pangs of Love by David Wong Louie

Pangs of Love

David Wong Louie