Awards Longlist

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence: Longlist 2018

The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—was announced on October 25, 2017. The two medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event at American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Sunday, Feb. 11, 5 - 7 p.m.

Fiction

Aslam, Nadeem. The Golden Legend. (Knopf)

Auster, Paul. 4 3 2 1. (Henry Holt)

Barry, Sebastian. Days without End. (Viking)

Boyne, John. The Heart’s Invisible Furies. (Crown/Hogarth)

Clemmons, Zinzi. What We Lose. (Viking)

Dawkins, Curtis. The Graybar Hotel. (Scribner)

Egan, Jennifer. Manhattan Beach. (Scribner)

El Akkad, Omar, American War. (Knopf)  

Erdrich, Louise. Future Home of the Living God. (HarperCollins)

Eugenides, Jeffrey. Fresh Complaint. (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Fridlund, Emily. History of Wolves. (Atlantic Monthly)

Garcia, Cristina. Here in Berlin. (Counterpoint)

Greer, Andrew Sean. Less. (Little, Brown/Lee Boudreaux)

Hamid, Mohsin. Exit West. (Riverhead)

Kang, Han. Human Acts. (Crown/Hogarth)

Kunzru, Hari. White Tears. (Knopf)

La Farge, Paul. The Night Ocean. (Penguin)

McBride, James. Five-Carat Soul. (Riverhead)

McDermott, Alice. The Ninth Hour. (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Miller, Kei. Augustown. (Pantheon)

Roy, Arundhati. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. (Knopf)

Rushdie, Salman. The Golden House. (Random House)

Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo. (Random House)

Van Reet, Brian. Spoils. (Little, Brown/Lee Boudreaux)

Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing. (Scribner)

Nonfiction

Alexie, Sherman. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. (Little, Brown)

Bowden, Mark. Hué 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. (Atlantic Monthly)

Chernow, Ron. Grant. (Penguin)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. (Random/One World)

Davis, Jack E. The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. (Norton/Liveright)

Ellsberg, Daniel. The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. (Bloomsbury)

Else, Jon. True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement. (Viking)

Farrell, John A. Richard Nixon.  (Doubleday)

Forman Jr., James. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Gay, Roxane. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. (HarperCollins)

Grann, David. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. (Doubleday)

Greenblatt, Stephen. The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. (Norton)

Isaacson, Walter. Leonardo Da Vinci. (Simon & Schuster)

Kolhatkar, Sheelah. Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street. (Random House)

Pearlman, Wendy. We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria. (Morrow/Custom House)

Sedaris, David. Theft by Finding: Diaries, 1977-2002. (Little, Brown)

Tan, Amy. Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir. (Ecco)

Taubman, William. Gorbachev: His Life and Times. (Norton)

Wadman, Meredith. The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease. (Viking)

Wallis, Michael. The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny. (Norton/Liveright)

Young, Kevin. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. (Graywolf)

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