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Find more Shortlist Announced for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Fiction and Nonfiction
The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco in June, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.
2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Shortlist
Just Mercy. By Bryan Stevenson. Published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. By Elizabeth Kolbert. Published by Henry Holt.
Thirteen Days in September. By Lawrence Wright. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC.
2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Shortlist
All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. Published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Nora Webster. By Colm Tóibín. Published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
On Such a Full Sea. By Chang-rae Lee. Published by Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA).
The awards, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select high-quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. Brad Hooper, adult books editor at Booklist and the winner of RUSA’s 2015 Louis Shores Award for Excellence in Reviewing, served as chair of the awards’ selection committee.
The awards are made possible, in part, by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York in recognition of Andrew Carnegie’s deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world, and are cosponsored by ALA’s Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
Annotations and more information on the finalists and the awards can be found at http://www.ala.org/carnegieadult.
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