The American Library Association just announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. We are delighted that four of the nominated books are published by Random House. Congratulations to our authors: Sheri Fink, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Edwidge Danticat. The medals will be awarded at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June.
2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Shortlist
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. By Sheri Fink. (Published by Crown Publishers)
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. By Nicholas A. Basbanes. (Published by Alfred A. Knopf)
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Published by Simon & Schuster)
2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Shortlist
Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Published by Alfred A. Knopf)
Claire of the Sea Light. By Edwidge Danticat. (Published by Alfred A. Knopf)
The Goldfinch. By Donna Tartt. (Published by Little, Brown & Company)
The awards are made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York in recognition of Andrew Carnegie’s deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world, and are cosponsored by ALA’s Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).