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.
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.
The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an unforgettable family story.
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.
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
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