Best Books of 1990

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1990:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Complete Poems of Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
Friend of My YouthAlice Munro
London FieldsMartin Amis
My Son’s StoryNadine Gordimer
OmerosDerek Walcott
Possession: A RomanceA.S. Byatt
Rabbit At RestJohn Updike
The Things They CarriedTim O’Brien

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of DespairPadraig O’Malley
Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. LawrenceJeremy Wilson
The Search for Modern ChinaJonathan D. Spence
Simone de Beauvoir: A BiographyDeirdre Bair
Tropical Gangsters: One Man’s Experience with Development and Decadence in Deepest AfricaRobert Klitgaard
Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian YearsBrian Boyd

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1990

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1990:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of LoveOscar Hijuelos
Finalist: Billy BathgateE.L. Doctorow

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1990:

TitleAuthor
Winner: And Their Children After ThemDale Maharidge and Michael Williamson
Finalist: A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle EastDavid Fromkin
Finalist: Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of HistoryStephen Jay Gould