The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2023

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.

The winners will be announced on January 29th.

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Fiction Shortlist:

Greenland by David Santos Donaldson Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka


 

Nonfiction Shortlist:

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden World around Us by Ed Yong Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage by Rachel E. Gross

 

Explore the longlisted titles below:

 

Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250229892
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 12th, 2022

Seeking Fortune Elsewhere By Sindya Bhanoo Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220878
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Published: Catapult - March 8th, 2022

The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156121
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Trust By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593420317
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
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Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

If I Survive You By Jonathan Escoffery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374605988
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Published: MCD - September 6th, 2022

Calling for a Blanket Dance By Oscar Hokeah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751474
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 26th, 2022

The Kingdom of Sand: A Novel By Andrew Holleran Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374600969
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 7th, 2022

Demon Copperhead: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063251922
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

What We Fed to the Manticore By Talia Lakshmi Kolluri Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534415
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Published: Tin House Books - September 6th, 2022

The Book of Goose: A Novel By Yiyun Li Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374606343
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 20th, 2022

Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307268990
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063072640
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Published: William Morrow - January 18th, 2022

The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

Young Mungo By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159557
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Published: Grove Press - April 5th, 2022

Joan Is Okay: A Novel By Weike Wang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525654834
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Published: Random House - January 18th, 2022

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel By Laura Warrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593316443
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Published: Pantheon - September 27th, 2022

Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel By Jenny Tinghui Zhang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250811783
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands By Kate Beaton Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781770462892
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 13th, 2022

By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners By Margaret A. Burnham Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393867855
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 27th, 2022

Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me By Ada Calhoun Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159786
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Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2022

The Vortex: A True Story of History's Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation By Scott Carney, Jason Miklian Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062985415
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Published: Ecco - March 29th, 2022

The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir By Karen Cheung Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593241431
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Published: Random House - February 15th, 2022

Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons By Jeremy Denk Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780812995985
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Published: Random House - March 22nd, 2022

The Third Person By Emma Grove Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781770466159
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 3rd, 2022

Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America By Pekka Hämäläinen Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781631496998
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Published: Liveright - September 20th, 2022

Stay True: A Memoir By Hua Hsu Cover Image
By Hua Hsu
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385547772
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Published: Doubleday - September 27th, 2022

Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe By Keith O'Brien Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593318430
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Published: Pantheon - April 12th, 2022

The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness By Meghan O'Rourke Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594633799
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2022

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth By Ben Rawlence Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250270238
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 15th, 2022

This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You By Susan Rogers, Ogi Ogas Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393541250
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir By Ingrid Rojas Contreras Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385546669
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Published: Doubleday - July 12th, 2022

Lost & Found: A Memoir By Kathryn Schulz Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525512462
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Published: Random House - January 11th, 2022

The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide By Steven W. Thrasher Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250796639
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Published: Celadon Books - August 2nd, 2022

Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth By Elizabeth Williamson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524746575
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Published: Dutton - March 8th, 2022

Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593498064
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Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022