The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2022

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.  Check out this year's finalists—and check back later for the winners!

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Fiction Shortlist:

The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade Matrix by Lauren Groff The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu by Tom Lin


 

Nonfiction Shortlist:

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraquib Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

 

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Gordo Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802158086
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 17th, 2021

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

Infinite Country: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982159467
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

The Twilight Zone: A Novel Cover Image
By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450475
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 16th, 2021

The Promise: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781609456580
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Published: Europa Editions - April 6th, 2021

The Waiting Cover Image
By Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Janet Hong (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770464575
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 2nd, 2021

The Book of Otto and Liam Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448767
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Published: Sarabande Books - April 13th, 2021

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316362481
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Once There Were Wolves Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250244147
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 3rd, 2021

Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
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Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

First Person Singular: Stories Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318072
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Published: Knopf - April 6th, 2021

Things We Lost to the Water: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317952
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

China Room: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593298145
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Published: Viking - July 13th, 2021

Great Circle: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

In the Country of Others: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143135975
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Published: Penguin Books - August 10th, 2021

Afterparties: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

Hao: Stories Cover Image
By Ye Chun
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220601
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Published: Catapult - September 7th, 2021

Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525557401
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Published: Viking - May 11th, 2021

The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324004493
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541618190
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593182987
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Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982101077
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 11th, 2021

The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525555216
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Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

Poet Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393248524
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

My Broken Language: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136270
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Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

Tom Stoppard: A Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780451493224
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Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419758041
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 19th, 2021

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875704
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574357
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635576597
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

Smile: The Story of a Face Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982150945
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021