2017 Carnegie Medals shortlist titles

ALA Unveils 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist

October 25, 2016

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist titles include: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 2017 Shortlist The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, by Patricia Bell-Scott, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House LLC. Bell-Scott … Continue reading ALA Unveils 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist


Billy Collins (left) and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Mann, Nguyen Awarded 2016 Carnegie Medals

June 26, 2016

Although the winners of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced in January at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, the two authors were recognized at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando at a ceremony Saturday evening. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and are administered by ALA’s Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association.


Dewey Decibel Podcast Episode Three Celebrating the Carnegie Medals

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Celebrating the Carnegie Medals

June 24, 2016

Episode Three features interviews with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the Carnegie Medal– and Pulitizer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer, and Nancy Pearl, renowned librarian, literary critic, and Carnegie Medals committee chair. The awards, cosponsored by Booklist and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Reference and User Services Association, were announced in January. Carnegie Medal winners Nguyen … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Celebrating the Carnegie Medals


The Sympathizer and Hold Still, Carnegie Medal winners

2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals

January 11, 2016

The selections were announced January 10 during the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception that are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Boston. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bravura debut novel, The Sympathizer, illuminates the double-mindedness of a half-French, half-Vietnamese spy as he confronts impossible and dire situations in divided, war-torn Vietnam … Continue reading 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals


What It’s Like to Win

June 29, 2015

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson talk with American Libraries about winning the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Anthony Doerr: Bryan Stevenson:


Anthony Doerr (left) with his book. Bryan Stevenson

Doerr, Stevenson win 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals

June 28, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time lead scorer, Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and a New York Times–bestselling author, offered the keynote address. His first novel, Mycroft Holmes, about Sherlock Holmes’s older brother, will be published this fall by Titan Books. Abdul-Jabbar said his father was an avid reader who gave him books to find answers … Continue reading Doerr, Stevenson win 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals