Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
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.
Books written for adults and that were published in the previous year in the United States.
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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.