Carnegie Winners 2012

 


                                                     

                           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.  A shortlist of finalists is announced each May from 50 titles drawn from the previous year’s Booklist Editors’ Choice and RUSA Notable Books lists.

The awards 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, one of the greatest benefactors of libraries both in the United States and around the globe, who recognized libraries as indispensable to the progress of society. 

Cosponsors of the award are American Library Association’s Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 

This year's winners were announced on June 24, during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.   
 

2012 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction winners are:

Fiction Medal Winner Nonfiction Medal Winner

The Forgotten Waltz
By Anne Enright
Published by W. W. Norton & Company

 

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
By Robert Massie
Published by Random House, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group

 

 

 
Fiction Finalists:    
 

Lost Memory of Skin 
By Russell Banks
Published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
 

Swamplandia!
By Karen Russell
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.
 

 

     
Nonfiction Finalists:    
 

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
By James Gleick
Published by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
 

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
By Manning Marable
Published by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
 

 

Press Releases 

ALA and Carnegie Corporation of New York announce finalists for first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Carnegie Corporation of New York, American Library Association announce new literary prizes for adult best fiction, nonfiction book of year