Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction
2015 Winners Announced!
Congratulations to Anthony and Bryan Stevenson, 2015 winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction! Anthony won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his novel All the Light We Cannot See, published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Bryan Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, published by Spiegel & , an imprint of Random House.
About the Awards
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) are announced at an event at the ALA Annual Conference; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists in each category receive $1,500. In 2012, for the inauguration of the awards, publishers will receive 1,000 complimentary seals and may purchase additional seals. For more information on award seals, please visit the ALA store.
Who Selects the Winners
The shortlisted authors and eventual winners reflect the expertise of a seven-member selection committee of library professionals from across the country who work closely with adult readers. The annually appointed selection committee includes a chair (Brad Hooper 2014-2015), one member of the American Booksellers Association, three Booklist editors or contributors, and three former members of RUSA CODES Notable Books Council. The committee members can be found here.
The 2015 winners were announced at ALA Annual Conference on June 27, 2015.
Supporting the Awards
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York on the occasion of the foundation’s centennial and in recognition of Andrew Carnegie's deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world.
Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) cosponsor the awards. Booklist also sponsors the Michael L. Printz Award , Odyssey Award and Alex Awards. RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) administers Notable Books, The Reading List, The Listen List and the Sophie Brody Award.