Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2018 Finalists

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the six books on the shortlist for the association’s 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the previous year’s best books written for adults and published in the United States.

The six finalists were chosen from the 46 books (25 fiction, 21 nonfiction) appearing on the 2018 longlist revealed in September. All finalists will be honored during the ALA’s 2018 Annual Conference, which takes place March 6–10 in New Orleans. The two winners will be announced February 11, 2018, at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver. Each winner will receive $5,000.

Established in 2012, the awards are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the ALA and reflect the judgment of library professionals and booksellers who work closely with adult readers. They are made possible, in part, by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York and are cosponsored by ALA’s Booklist and RUSA.

More information on the shortlist can be found on the ALA website. A video announcement from Committee Chair Victoria Caplinger is available to view on the ALA Facebook page

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608196708
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - December 5th, 2017

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the awful dangers of America’s hidden, fifty-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day.

Manhattan Beach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an unforgettable family story.

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316270755
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Published: Little Brown and Company - June 13th, 2017

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385534246
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War