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 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult

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Award and Frequency

The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) receive a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists in each category receive $1,500.

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

Books written for adults and that were published in the previous year in the United States.

Application Instructions

Titles are drawn from the previous year's Booklist Editor's Choice and RUSA CODES Notable Books lists.  There are no direct submissions to these awards.

Contact Information

Susan Hornung (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2020) - shornung@ala.org
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Notification

A shortlist of finalists is announced each May from 50 titles drawn from the previous year's Booklist Editor's Choice and RUSA CODES Notable Books lists. The winners are announced at an event at ALA Annual Conference.