Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
|Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction|
|Awarded for||Best adult fiction & non-fiction|
|Sponsor||Carnegie Corporation (main sponsor)
Booklist (ALA co-sponsor)
Reference and User Services Association (ALA co-sponsor)
|Location||ALA Annual Conference|
|Presented by||American Library Association|
|Host||American Library Association|
|Official website||Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction|
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. They are named in honor of nineteenth-century American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in recognition of his deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world. The award is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered by the American Library Association (ALA). Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) cosponsor the awards. The shortlist and winners are selected by a seven-member selection committee of library experts who work with adult readers. The annually appointed selection committee includes a chair, three Booklist editors or contributors, and three former members of RUSA CODES Notable Books Council.
The winners, one each for fiction and nonfiction, are announced at an event in June at the American Library Association Annual Conference; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists in each category receive $1,500.
Finalists and winners
- James Gleick, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
- Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
- Robert Massie, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
- Timothy Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
- Jill Lepore, The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
- David Quammen, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
- Edwidge Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light
- Donna Tart, The Goldfinch
- Nicholas A. Basbanes, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
- Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
- "Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction (official website)". Retrieved May 13, 2012.
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- Bill Ott (June 30, 2013). "Richard Ford and Timothy Egan Win Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.". Booklist. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- Annalisa Pesek (July 3, 2013). "2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". Library Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- "ALA Unveils 2013 Finalists for Andrew Carnegie Medals". Publishers Weekly. April 22, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- Hillel Italie (June 30, 2014). "Tartt, Goodwin awarded Carnegie medals". Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction, official website.