Andrew Carnegie Medals | ALA Annual 2016

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On Saturday, June 25, at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Orlando, the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were given to two winners originally announced at the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book & Media Awards Ceremony & Reception at ALA Midwinter. Viet Thanh Nguyen won the fiction medal for his debut novel, The Sympathizer (Grove), a visceral account of a South Vietnamese double agent posted to America after Saigon’s fall, and Sally Mann won the nonfiction medal for her formally ambitious Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs (Little, Brown).

LJ’s Reviews of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners | ALA Midwinter 2016

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Established in 2012, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction honor the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the United States the previous year.

Murderous Inspiration and Not So Guilty Pleasures | What We’re Reading

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This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staff are reading lots of smart, fun books. We’ve got political zombie YA, especially smart sci fi, and the nonfiction inspiration for Hannibal Lecter. In this edition of What We’re Reading, Meredith also makes a particularly brave admission vis-à-vis her progress on a scholarly book about librarianship. What books are you—very slowly—reading?

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction Shortlist Announced

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ALA announced its shortlist for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction on Monday, April 23rd, naming three nominees in both fiction and nonfiction.

Wyatt’s World: Readalikes for the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

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Wyatt’s World: Readalikes for the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

Wyatt’s World: The Carnegie Medals Short List

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Wyatt’s World: The Carnegie Medals Short List