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).

“The Berry Pickers,” by Amanda Peters, published by Catapult, is the winner of the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and "We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America," by Roxanna Asgarian, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is the winner of the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced at the Reference and User Services Association's Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event, sponsored by NoveList, on Saturday, January 20th, during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience in Baltimore, MD. Carnegie Medal winners each receive $5,000 and are honored at a celebratory event at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference in June 2024 in San Diego.


Press Releases

“The Berry Pickers,” “We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America” receive 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

ALA unveils shortlist for 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Longlist for 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

ALA Announces 2024 Carnegie Committee

'The Swimmers,' 'An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us' receive 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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About the Award

RUSA CODES Notable Books lists

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction  Committee

Sponsors 

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Booklist

Reference and User Services Association

American Library Association