Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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For the British literary award, see Carnegie Medal (literary award).
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
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Awarded for Best adult fiction & non-fiction
Sponsored by Carnegie Corporation (main sponsor)
Booklist (ALA co-sponsor)
Reference and User Services Association (ALA co-sponsor)
Location ALA Annual Conference
Country USA
Presented by American Library Association
Hosted by American Library Association
Reward(s) $5,000 (winner)
$1,500 (finalists)
First awarded 2012
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.[1] 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.[2] The award is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered by the American Library Association (ALA).[1] Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) cosponsor the awards.[1] The shortlist and winners are selected by a seven-member selection committee of library experts who work with adult readers.[1] The annually appointed selection committee includes a chair, three Booklist editors or contributors, and three former members of RUSA CODES Notable Books Council.[1]

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.[1]

Finalists and winners[edit]

Year Fiction Non-fiction Refs.
Winner Work Finalists Winner Work Finalists
2012 Anne Enright The Forgotten Waltz Robert K. Massie Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman [3][4]
2013 Richard Ford Canada Timothy Egan Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis [5][6][7]
2014 Donna Tartt The Goldfinch Doris Kearns Goodwin The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism [8]
2015 Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption [9][10]
2016 Viet Thanh Nguyen The Sympathizer Sally Mann Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs [11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction (official website)". Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association Announce New Literary Prizes". carnegie.org. March 5, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wyatt, Neal (May 21, 2012). "Wyatt’s World: The Carnegie Medals Short List". Library Journal. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kellogg, Carolyn (June 25, 2012). "First-ever Carnegie Awards in Literature go to Enright, Massie". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Annalisa Pesek (July 3, 2013). "2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". Library Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "ALA Unveils 2013 Finalists for Andrew Carnegie Medals". Publishers Weekly. April 22, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Italie, Hillel (June 30, 2014). "Tartt, Goodwin awarded Carnegie medals". Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "ALA unveils shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction" (Press release). Boston: American Library Association. PR Newswire. April 6, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Anthony Doerr wins Carnegie Medal for fiction". Midcontinent Communications. Associated Press. June 28, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2016 Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced". American Libraries Magazine. October 19, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ ""The Sympathizer," "Hold Still," receive 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction" (Press release). Boston: American Library Association. PR Newswire. January 10, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 

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