The 2021 literary awards calendar got underway last week with the announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Awards, and many more. We proudly congratulate all of our award-wining authors. Select the titles below to access audio clips, excerpts, reading guides, and more.

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Deacon King Kong: A Novel by James McBride

ALA Notable Books

The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett
The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories by Danielle Evans
Deacon King Kong: A Novel by James McBride
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Little Eyes: A Novel by Samanta Schweblin

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom by Brittany K. Barnett
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Owed by Joshua Bennett

Alex Awards
We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel by Quan Barry

Stonewall Book Award: Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Books
The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel by Akwaeke Emezi
Memorial: A Novel by Bryan Washington

RUSA Reading List (Genre Winners)

Adrenaline winner
The Holdout: A Novel by Graham Moore

Historical Fiction winner:
Conjure Women: A Novel by Afia Atakora

Mystery winner:
Fortune Favors the Dead: A Novel by Stephen Spotswood

Science Fiction:
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

The CODES List: Cookbooks
Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook by Maneet Chauhan and Jody Eddy
Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France: A Cookbook by Melissa Clark
Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread by Kelly Fields and Kate Heddings
In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean: A Cookbook by Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen
The Honeysuckle Cookbook: 100 Healthy, Feel-Good Recipes to Live Deliciously by Dzung Lewis
Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence by Claire Saffitz
Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley; Foreword by Yotam Ottolenghi
Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes by Bryant Terry

Asian/Pacific American Award for Adult Literature: Adult Fiction
How Much of These Hills is Gold: A Novel by C Pam Zhang

Listen List
A Burning: A Novel by Megha Majumdar; Read By: Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar, Deepti Gupta, Ulka Simone Mohanty, Soneela Nankani and Neil Shah
The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel by Abi Daré; Read by Adjoa Andoh
Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans; Read by Bahni Turpin
The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett; Read by Shayna Small
Wow, No Thank You: Essays by Samantha Irby; Read by Samantha Irby

View the Audiobook Guide to the 2021 ALA Award Winners.

Visit ALA’s Site for the Full Lists.

Our 2021 ALA Award Winners and Honorees

Category: Awards

Join the discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *