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Teaching Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY in Prisons

Teaching Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY in Prisons

At the very end of the 2019 Carnegie Medals celebration in Washington D.C. this past June, I met Dr. Erin Corbett. After an already memorable evening of rousing, emotional speeches from medal winners Kiese Laymon (Heavy) and Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers) and keynote speaker Laura Lippman, Corbett added a whole new layer to my […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

Last night, the winners for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced! The two winners were awarded at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle, WA, during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Congratulations to Rebecca Makkai and Kiese Laymon! Here are the winning titles in fiction and nonfiction with the […]

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle on Sunday, […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! There are 25 titles on the fiction longlist on 22 on the nonfiction list. See the full lists below, with links to Booklist reviews. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on October 24, […]

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Booklist at ALA Annual!

Booklist at ALA Annual!

We here at Booklist are headed to the Big Easy for ALA Annual. Catch us at booth #3431, where you can score Booklist buttons, Book Club Central pins and, as ever, some sweet temporary tattoos. The hungry can munch on tiny chocolate versions of this year’s Carnegie shortlist titles. We’ll be giving away the most recent issue of […]

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The Carnegie Interview: Daniel Ellsberg
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The Carnegie Interview: Daniel Ellsberg

Reading The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg is an intense experience, as you veer from awe over Ellsberg’s intellect and life and shock, dismay, and terror in light of the secrets he reveals about the nuclear arms buildup and how the nuclear arsenal is managed. When The Doomsday Machine was selected as a […]

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2018 Carnegie Medal Read-alikes

2018 Carnegie Medal Read-alikes

As we await the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver at the RUSA Book and Media Awards event on February 11, 2018, we trust readers are immersing themselves in reading the three finalists. For further Carnegie reading recommendations, we’re […]

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Announcing the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2018 Finalists

Announcing the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2018 Finalists

Today, the Carnegie Committee announced the shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction! The winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event, sponsored by NoveList, at American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Sunday, Feb. 11. Please visit the official website for all the […]

Closing Out the Carnegies

Closing Out the Carnegies

Could this be our final post about the sixth-annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction? If so: what a long journey it’s been. Since September, when we announced the 2017 longlist, we’ve interviewed every author on the shortlist and made tiny chocolate versions of their books (thanks, Pinterest). We announced the winners back in January and, in our current […]

Colson Whitehead and Matthew Desmond Awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Colson Whitehead and Matthew Desmond Awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced tonight at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference in Atlanta. The winners are The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, for excellence in fiction, and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond, for excellence in nonfiction. Read the Booklist reviews of the winners […]