Andrew Carnegie Medals Press Kit
|Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction|
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, were established in 2012, and recognize the best of the best in fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. The awards serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. Nancy Pearl, librarian, literature expert, NPR commentator, and best-selling author of “Booklust” serves as chair of the awards’ selection committee.
A shortlist of finalists is announced each spring from 50 titles drawn from the previous year’s Booklist Editors’ Choice and RUSA Notable Books lists. Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago, IL, on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.
The awards are made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York in recognition of Andrew Carnegie’s deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world, and are co-sponsored by ALA’s Booklist publications and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
By Richard Ford
Published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Finalists
This Is How You Lose Her
The Round House
2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
By Timothy Egan
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists
The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic