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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)

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)

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)

Matthew Desmond (left) and Colson Whitehead (right)

On June 24, 2017 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, librarians, publishers, ALA Leaders and readers alike gathered at the Hilton Chicago to witness a night of literary history. Sara Paretsky, famed novelist of the “V.I. Warshawski” mystery series and Chicago local was the featured speaker of the ceremony and gave a powerful…(Read More)

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