Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are announced.


The first annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are announced.



This is the first time the ALA has offered single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction. The awards are made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York and are co-sponsored by Booklist and RUSA. 
The winning fiction title and nonfiction title will be announced at a special event at ALA Annual Conference on Sunday, June 24, in Anaheim, CA.
Here are the 2012 finalists:
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction:

The Forgotten Waltz, by Anne Enright
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published by W. W. Norton & Company

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:

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie, published by Random House, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group

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) 


Original source for text and image  ALA, BookList  http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult

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