The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2019

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.

Short- and long-list titles for both fiction and nonfiction are listed below.  The 2019 Carnegie Medal winners will be announced in January.

Washington Black: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521426
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Published: Knopf - September 18th, 2018

Shortlisted for fiction


There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

Shortlisted for fiction


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The Great Believers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

Shortlisted for fiction


Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Longlisted for fiction
 


Waiting for Eden: A novel Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781101947395
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Published: Knopf - September 25th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Census Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062676139
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Published: Ecco - March 6th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction
 


Freshwater Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780802127358
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Published: Grove Press - February 13th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Virgil Wander Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128782
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Published: Grove Press - October 2nd, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Ordinary People Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631494819
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 11th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Small Country: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524759872
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Published: Hogarth - June 5th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Southernmost Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206253
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 5th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


An American Marriage: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201340
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


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Unsheltered: A Novel Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062684561
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Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


John Woman Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128416
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 4th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Warlight: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521198
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Published: Knopf - May 8th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


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The Overstory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Lake Success: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812997415
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Published: Random House - September 4th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399592867
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Published: Random House - April 24th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


The Parking Lot Attendant: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250128508
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 13th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Clock Dance: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521228
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Published: Knopf - July 10th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780735218727
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 15th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


The Mercy Seat Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128188
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Published: Grove Press - May 8th, 2018

Longlisted for fiction


The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217713
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

Shortlisted for non-fiction


Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501125652
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Published: Scribner - October 16th, 2018

Shortlisted for non-fiction


Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316551243
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018

Shortlisted for non-fiction


Longlisted for non-fiction


High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062235060
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Published: Harper - February 13th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


Fascism: A Warning Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062802187
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Published: Harper - April 10th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250125149
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 10th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400040483
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Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735214200
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731861
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Published: Knopf - September 18th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374175597
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 6th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250124715
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 27th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101981610
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Published: Viking - April 24th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781635571912
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 10th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524761165
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Published: Crown - September 11th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062319784
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Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781616208431
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 11th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


The Library Book Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807064498
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Published: Beacon Press - September 18th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction


The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451495327
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Published: Crown - April 24th, 2018

Longlisted for non-fiction