The 2023 literary awards season kicked off at LibLearnX with the announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Medals, the Notable Book Awards, and many more. We proudly congratulate all of our award-winning authors.

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The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong (Random House)

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka (Knopf)


ALA Notable Books

The Furrows: A Novel by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth)
Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai (Viking)
The Rabbit Hutch: A Novel by Tess Gunty (Knopf)
Trust by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead Books)
The Swimmers: A Novel by Julie Otsuka (Knopf)
Vagabonds!: A Novel by Eloghosa Osunde (Riverhead Books)


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong (Random House)
His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking)
Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa (Doubleday)

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems by Warsan Shire (Random House Trade Paperbacks)


Click here for the complete Notable Books list.


Alex Award Winners

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting: A Novel by Sophie Irwin (Pamela Dorman Books)
Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora (Hogarth)
True Biz: A Novel by Sara Nović (Random House)

Click here for the complete list of winners.

RUSA Reading List (Genre Winners)

Adrenaline Winner:
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)

Adrenaline Short List:
Cold Fear: A Thriller by Brandon Webb and John David Mann (Bantam)
Look Closer by David Ellis (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Mystery Short List:
Down a Dark River by Karen Odden (Crooked Lane Books)
The Verifiers by Jane Pek (Vintage)

Science Fiction Short List:
Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji (DAW)

Relationship Fiction Shortlist:
Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine Books)
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf)
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna (Berkley)

Romance Short List:
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake (Berkley)
The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews (Berkley)



The CODES List: Cookbooks


I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have To): Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes: A Cookbook by Ali Slagle (Clarkson Potter)
Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook by Rick Martínez (Clarkson Potter)
Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files: A Cookbook by Deb Perelman (Knopf)
The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook by Hannah Che (Clarkson Potter)

Click here for the complete CODES list.


Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature Winners


Adult Fiction Honor:
Nuclear Family: A Novel by Joseph Han (Counterpoint)

Adult Non-Fiction Winner:
The Loneliest Americans by Jay Caspian Kang (Crown)

Adult Non-Fiction Honor:
Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood by Qian Julie Wang (Doubleday)



Sophie Brody Medal

Honor Book: The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land: Stories by Omer Friedlander (Random House)


Listen List

Book Lovers by Emily Henry; read by Julia Whelan (Books on Tape)
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong; read by Ed Yong (Books on Tape)
Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley; read by Clare Corbett (Books on Tape)
A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin; read by Eleanor Tomlinson (Books on Tape)
River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard; read by Paul Michael (Books on Tape)
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez; read by Lauren J. Daggett (Books on Tape)
Unlikely Animals: A Novel by Annie Harnett; read by Mark Bramhall and Kirby Heyborne (Books on Tape)

Congratulations to our winners! Listen to clips from these audiobooks here!


Odyssey Honor Audiobook


The First Helping (Lunch Lady Books 1 &2) by Jarret J. Krosoczka; narrated by Kate Flannery, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Zoe Krosoczka, Trey Murphy, Kyan Samuels, Carol Monda, Fred Berman, Janina Edwards, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes, Lauren Fortgang, Deepti Gupta, Johnny Heller, Jovan James, Lucia Krosoczka, Keylor Leigh, Louie Phipps and Patricia Santomasso

Learn more about our Odyssey Honor here!

Learn more about the full list of the 2023 ALA Youth Media Award winners on audio here.


Click here for the Penguin Young Readers Youth Media Award Winners.

Click here for the Random House Children’s Books Youth Media Award Winners.

Visit ALA’s Site for the Full Lists.


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