Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

About the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. Additional information can be found at

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2015 Finalist(s)

2015 Shortlist - Fiction

All the Light We Cannot SeeBy Anthony Doerr. Published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Nora WebsterBy 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).

2015 Shortlist - Nonfiction

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. 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: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. By Lawrence Wright. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC.

2015 No Awards Given

Longlist 2015 - Fiction

Allen, Jeffery Renard. Song of the Shank. (Graywolf)

Denfeld, Rene. The Enchanted. (Harper)

Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. (Scribner)

Ferrante, Elena. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.(Europa)

Flanagan, Richard. The Narrow Road to the Deep North. (Knopf)

Harkaway, Nick. Tigerman. (Knopf)

Hellenga, Robert. The Confessions of Frances Godwin.(Bloomsbury)

Henríquez, Cristina. The Book of Unknown Americans. (Knopf)

James, Marlon. A Brief History of Seven Killings. (Riverhead)

Lee, Chang-rae. On Such a Full Sea. (Riverhead)

Mandel, Emily St. John. Station Eleven. (Knopf)

Mantel, Hilary. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. (Holt)

Matthiessen, Peter. In Paradise. (Penguin)

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act. (Doubleday/Nan A Talese)

Minot, Susan. Thirty Girls. (Random)

Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks. (Random)

Ness, Patrick. The Crane Wife. (Penguin)

Nicholls, David. Us. (Harper)

Powers, Richard. Orfeo. (Norton)

Prose, Francine. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.(Harper)

Rash, Ron. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories. (Ecco)

Robinson, Marilynne. Lila. (Farrar)

Toews, Miriam. All My Puny Sorrows. (McSweeney’s)

Toíbín, Colm. Nora Webster. (Scribner)

2015 Longlist - Nonfiction

Ackerman, Diane. The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us. (Norton)

Birmingham, Kevin. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses. (Penguin).

Blum, Howard. Dark Invasion: 1915; Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America. (Harper)

Bragg, Rick. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. (Harper)

Davis, Joshua. Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream. (Farrar)

Eig, Jonathan. The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. (Norton)

Greenwald, Glenn. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. (Holt)

Hobbs, Jeff. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League.(Scribner)

Isaacson, Walter. The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.(Simon & Schuster)

Jager, Eric. Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris. (Little, Brown)

Kaplan, Fred. John Quincy Adams: American Visionary. (Harper)

Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.(Holt)

Lepore, Jill. The Secret History of Wonder Woman. (Knopf)

Macy, Beth. Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town.(Little, Brown)

Schama, Simon. The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD. (Ecco)

Sides, Hampton. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette. (Doubleday)

Stark, Lizzie. Pandora’s DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes through History, Science, and One Family Tree. (Chicago Review)

Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. (Spiegel & Grau)

Wright, Lawrence. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. (Knopf)