Previous Winners

Previous Winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The 2016 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was Viet Thanh Nguyen for his novel The Sympathizer, published by Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic. The 2016 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was Sally Mann her book, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, published by Little, Brown, and Company, Hachette Book Group.

The 2015 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was Anthony Doerr for his novel All the Light We Cannot See, published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. The 2015 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was Bryan Stevenson for his book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House. 

The 2014 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was Donna Tartt for her novel The Goldfinchpublished by Little, Brown and Company. The 2014 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was Doris Kearns Goodwin for her book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism published by Simon & Schuster. 

The 2013 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was Richard Ford for his novel Canada, published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The 2013 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was Timothy Egan for his book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The 2012 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was Anne Enright for her novel The Forgotten Waltz, published by W. W. Norton. The 2012 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was Robert K. Massie for his book Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, published by Random House.