On November 4 the American Library Association (ALA) announced the six books shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The titles shortlisted for fiction are Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg (Scribner), Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (Alfred A. Knopf), and The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World). The titles shortlisted for nonfiction are Figuring by Maria Popova (Pantheon), The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Riverhead), and Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham (Simon & Schuster).
The two medal winners will be announced on January 26, 2020, at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia.
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