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And the Winners Are …

Andrew Carnegie Medals

Donna Tartt and Doris Kearns Goodwin are the 2014 winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Donna Tartt won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for her novel The Goldfinch, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, published by Simon & Schuster.

Both books are available at the BSC Library.

About the Awards

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) are announced at an event at the ALA Annual Conference; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists in each category receive $1,500.

Source: American Library Association

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Andrew Carnegie Medal Finalists

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Here is the shortlist for finalists for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The winners will be announced at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on June 28.

The BSC Library has all three nonfiction finalists:

We do not currently own any of the fiction finalists, but could get them for you via interlibrary loan.

Check them out!

2013 Finalists – Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. They include:

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

MansionThe Mansion of Happiness: a History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore. “From board games, including one called The Mansion of Happiness, to public library children’s rooms to cryogenics, historian Lepore’s episodic inquiry into our evolving perceptions of life and death is full of surprises, irreverent wit and arresting perceptions.”

Short nightsShort Nights of the Shadow Catcher: the Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan. “Popular historian Egan turns the life and work of master photographer Edward Curtis into a gripping and heroic story of one man’s commitment to the three-decade project that ultimately resulted in The North American Indian, a 20-volume collection of words and pictures documenting the Native American peoples of the American West.”

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen. “Science writer Quammen schools readers in the fascinating if alarming facts about zoonotic diseases—animal infections that sicken humans, such as rabies and Ebola. Drawing on the dramatic history of virology, he profiles brave viral sleuths and recounts his own hair-raising field adventures. A vital, in-depth account offered in the hope that knowledge will engender preparedness.”Spillover

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

CanadaCanada by Richard Ford. “’First, I’ll tell you about the robbery our parents committed.’ So begins Ford’s riveting novel, an atmospheric and haunting tale of family, folly, exile and endurance told in the precise and searching voice of Dell Parsons, a young man forced to navigate a harsh world.”

The Round House by Louise Erdrich.  “In her 14th novel, Erdrich writes in the voice of a man reliving the fateful summer of his 13th year. Erdrich’s intimacy with her characters energizes this tale of hate crimes and vengeance, her latest immersion in the Ojibwe and white community she has been writing about for more than two decades.” Erdrich hails from North Dakota and was honored with the state’s Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award on April 19, 2013.  Round House

This is howThis Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz.  “Fast paced and street-talking tough, Díaz’s stories unveil lives shadowed by prejudice and poverty and bereft of reliable love and trust. These are precarious, unappreciated lives in which intimacy is a lost art, masculinity a parody, and kindness, reason and hope struggle to survive like seedlings in a war zone.”

The awards, established in 2012, recognize the best of the best in fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They 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.

For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/carnegieadult.

What Should I Read Next?

Looking for some ideas for your next read?

Check out the long list for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Many of the books on the list are at the BSC Library waiting for you to check them out!

Discover them via the ODIN library catalog.

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First-ever Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
The Forgotten Waltz 2012 Fiction Winner:
The Forgotten Waltz, by Anne Enright, published by W. W. Norton & Company
2012 Nonfiction Winner:
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie, published by Random House, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group
These first-ever winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced by selection committee chair Nancy Pearl at a special event at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim on Sunday, June 24.

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2012 Finalists:

Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks, published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 2012 Finalists:

The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick, published by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Malcolm X: a Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable, published by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA)

We have four of the six titles at the BSC Library.  Check them out!