Andrew Carnegie Medals Press Kit

PRESS KIT

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. 

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). 

 

BREAKING NEWS 

The two medal winners were announced by selection committee chair Bill Kelly at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BAMs)  virtual event, which took place on Thursday, February 4, 2021,  


Press Releases

“Deacon King Kong,” “Fathoms: The World in the Whale” receive 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

ALA unveils shortlist for 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Longlist for 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced


Resources 

About the Award

RUSA CODES Notable Books lists

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction  Committee 

Artwork
 

Sponsors 

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Booklist

Reference and User Services Association

American Library Association