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Join us for this popular event as we unveil the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audiobook narration, and reference materials, featuring the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Winners are hand-picked by our expert selection committees that work closely with adult readers. Their tireless efforts narrow down hundreds of…(Read More)

man glancing through a book he pulled off the library shelf in front of him

There is an election going on in this country and the results will have a significant impact on your library, your community, and you. I’m not talking about Congressional races or your local school board (though those are important and please vote!). The election that matters to us right now is the one that…(Read More)

Jennifer Egan author of Manhattan Beach

Summer reading is around the corner and we’ve got your next pick for book club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Scribner), which won the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. From New York mobsters to the first woman diver at the Brooklyn Naval Station during WWII to the archetypally motley crew of…(Read More)

Sara Paretsky

Acclaimed author Sara Paretsky was the featured speaker at the reception honoring the winners of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in Chicago last June. Her speech, reprinted in Booklist’s May issue, includes a few factual updates but appears largely as delivered, fiercely and powerfully. Paretsky received a standing…(Read More)

Matthew Desmond and Colson Whitehead with medals

We’re gearing up for this year’s celebration of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction and looking back to last year’s winners: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown, Penguin Random House) by Matthew Desmond and The Underground Railroad (Doubleday, Penguin Random House) by Colson Whitehead. Our…(Read More)

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Fantasy writer Seanan McGuire, author of Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Tor Books), will be joining an exceptional panel at this year’s Literary Tastes breakfast and book signing at ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. In the book, twin sisters Jack and Jill discover a portal that leads them to the Moors…(Read More)

Thi Bui author of The Best We Could Do

Named to the 2018 Notable Books List for nonfiction for The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, author Thi Bui is slated to speak at RUSA’s Literary Tastes author panel at ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, June 24. Attendees will enjoy breakfast and a book signing immediately following the…(Read More)

March is Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to get inspired by some of literature’s greatest contributors. Here are 18 outstanding, masterful titles that have landed on the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist or took home the gold medal.   &nbsp…(Read More)

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