Best Books of 1994

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1994:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
A Frolic of His OwnWilliam Gaddis
In the Lake of the WoodsTim O’Brien
Open Secrets: StoriesAlice Munro
A Way in the WorldV.S. Naipaul

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
BalzacGraham Robb
Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old MexicoHugh Thomas
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates LanguageSteven Pinker
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary PsychologyRobert Wright
NaturalistEdward O. Wilson
Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956David Holloway
W.E.B Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919David Levering Lewis

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1994

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1994:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Shipping NewsE. Annie Proulx
Finalist: Operation Shylock: A ConfessionPhilip Roth
Finalist: The Collected StoriesReynolds Price

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1994:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet EmpireDavid Remnick
Finalist: The Cultivation of Hatred: The Bourgeois Experience, Victoria to FreudPeter Gay
Finalist: The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern AgeJohn Lukacs