The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2021

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 2021 Carnegie Medal winners will be announced in February.

 

Fiction

Winner

 

Finalists

  

 

Longlisted

 

                       


 

Nonfiction

Winner

Finalists

  

 

Longlisted