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Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction: 2022

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Moon Witch, Spider King
by Marlon James

In this second installment of the Dark Star Trilogy, James returns to Iron Age Africa with the story of Sogolon, introduced in Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019) as a sometime antagonist, sometime ally of Tracker.

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Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction: 2022

Winners were announced at the RUSA’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event, which took place online on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CT, during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience.​

Carte Blanche: My Personal Best, an Octet
by Michael Cart

Most of us have been happy to forget last year, another annus horribilis. But not all of it was horrible; at least there was a welter of excellent books to savor.

Shelf Care: The Podcast

In this episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast, Booklist’s editors look back on the year in reading and talk about some of their fave titles from the Editors’ Choice list.

Top of the List Listen-Alikes: Firekeeper’s Daughter
by Heather Booth

Readers who enjoyed Angeline Boulley’s debut, Firekeeper’s Daughter, may also be intrigued by the audio of these incisively narrated young adult novels featuring teens who feel the tension of being an outsider.

Top of the List Listen-Alikes : A Master of Djinn
​by Heather Booth

A great joy in reading sf/f is diving into the rich and detailed setting an author creates. Top of the List winner P. Djèlí Clark’s series opener, A Master of Djinn, boasts such a setting, and narrator Suehyla El-Attar adds yet another layer to his alternate-history, steampunk Cairo that is full of mystery and magic. Audiobook readers who enjoy this kind of aural scene-setting will relish these listen-alikes.

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