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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

UPDATE: No medal for nonfiction was awarded in 2018. _______________________________________ The American Library Association (ALA) announced “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The selection was announced RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony sponsored by NoveList, during the ALA Midwinter…(Read More)

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed 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 United States. The two medal winners will be announced at RUSA’s Book and…(Read More)

David Wright

David Wright, Readers’ Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, was selected as the 2017 NoveList’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award winner for his outstanding contributions to readers’ advisory and adult services. As a passionate and influential library practitioner, Wright embodies what it means to be a true Readers’ Advisor through his writing…(Read More)

Booklist Webinar on January 10, Featuring 2017 authors of Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Booklist Adult Books editor and Carnegie committee chair Donna Seaman presents the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Authors include, for fiction, Michael Chabon (Moonglow), Zadie Smith (Swing Time), and Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad); and, for nonfiction, Patricia Bell-Scott (The Firebrand and the First Lady), Matthew Desmond (Evicted), and…(Read More)

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