RUSA Book and Media Awards

On Sunday, the ALA’s Reference and User Services Association awarded the Carnegie medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction—but they weren’t the only adult titles recognized. Here are three others RUSA honored this weekend at their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of notable titles and websites, click here. (If you missed our announcement of this year’s Carnegie Awards, click here.)

encyclopedia embroidery arab worldThe Dartmouth Medal

Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World, edited by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood




michael_chabon_moonglow_medalThe Sophie Brody Medal 

Moonglow, by Michael Chabon

(For our interview with Chabon, whose latest novel was also on this year’s Carnegie shortlist, click here.)


born a crimeThe Zora Neale Hurston Award

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah








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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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