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2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The 2017 Carnegie Medal shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, October 26, and the […]

Andrew Carnegie Medal-Winner Discussion Guides

Andrew Carnegie Medal-Winner Discussion Guides

Last week, Andrew Carnegie Medal-winners Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann accepted their awards at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This week, we present you with reading group discussion guides for each book, put together by members of the Carnegie Committee: chair Nancy Pearl, three former members of RUSA CODES Notable Books Council, and three Booklist editors or […]

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. See the winners in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music below with Booklist reviews linked when available. To find out more about the awards, click here.   Fiction The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen   History Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, […]

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Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann Awarded the 2016 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
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Viet Thanh Nguyen and Sally Mann Awarded the 2016 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The eagerly anticipated Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced last night at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference in Boston. The winners are The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen, for excellence in fiction, and Hold Still, by Sally Mann, for excellence in nonfiction. Read the Booklist reviews of the winners […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel City on Fire has been making waves for two years already–ever since Knopf secured its publishing rights in a two-day bidding war in 2013. And if that kind of buzz seems nearly impossible to live up to, well, it’s not: prepub praise has been off the charts, too. In the […]

2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced
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2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The schedule has changed a little bit this year, and now syncs with the […]

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The eagerly awaited announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction took place last night at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See was awarded the Carnegie medal for fiction, and Bryan Stevenson, author of Just […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: From the Harlem Renaissance to Baker Street
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: From the Harlem Renaissance to Baker Street

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who will be the featured speaker at this year’s presentation of the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in San Francisco on June 27, has enjoyed a distinguished writing career since his retirement from basketball. The author of numerous acclaimed nonfiction works, including On the Shoulders of Giants, in which he […]

Share an Evening with Literary Luminaries at the Carnegie Medals Ceremony

Share an Evening with Literary Luminaries at the Carnegie Medals Ceremony

You undoubtedly already know the three fiction and three nonfiction titles that make up the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence shortlist. You’re also likely talking them up to your patrons, devouring the titles yourself, or have already polished them off, and are on to the Booklist-recommended fiction and nonfiction read-alikes. What you might not know is how […]