Public Invited to Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Awards

Posted on April 20, 1999

The public is invited to join Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg and other literary stars at this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prizes presentation and a separate reception at UCLA's Royce Hall Auditorium on April 23. Berg's book, Lindbergh: A Life, which just won a Pulitzer Prize, is a finalist in biography category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. Complete details on all prize finalists can be found on the Los Angeles Times website.

Admission to the presentation -- from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- is $10. Admission to the awards presentation and reception honoring the winners, finalists and presenters from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. is $50. Tickets are on sale online through the UCLA Ticket Office or by phone at (310) 825-2101. Parking at UCLA is $5.

The winners will be announced by such noted authors as Judith Krantz, Warren Olney, Chitra Divakaruni, Carolyn See, Jonathan Kirsch, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, Geoffrey Cowan, Hector Tobar and K.C. Cole. Nominees for this year's book prizes include Philip Roth, William Trevor, W.S. Merwin, Barbara Goldsmith, Richard Price, A. Scott Berg, Louis Sachar, Samantha Gillison, Nicholas Papandreou, Douglas Starr, Sandra Blakeslee and Susan Minot.

Steve Wasserman, book editor of the Los Angeles Times, will serve as the evening's master of ceremonies. Times Editor and Executive Vice President Michael Parks and Book Prize Director Kenneth Turan are also among those scheduled to speak at the ceremony.