Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and 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. The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) are announced at an event at the ALA Midwinter Meeting; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2020 Shortlist

Current Awards Year

The shortlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence is out. What titles would you like to see win?

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Browse Winners By Year

Looking for a great read? Check out all the winning, finalist, and longlisted titles for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence.

 
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Resources

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence offer libraries, bookstores, and publishers a range of opportunities to get involved with the award.

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Book Seals

Call attention to your award-winning titles with seals available only from American Library Association!

 

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