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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2014

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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2014

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.

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2014 Finalists

 

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction:

  • AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf)
  • CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf)
  • THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
     

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction:

  • ON PAPER: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History, by Nicholas Basbanes (Knopf)
  • FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sheri Fink (Crown)
  • THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)
     


2014 Longlist

 

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction:

  • AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf)
  • LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown/Reagan Arthur)
  • ARCHANGEL by Andrea Barrett (Norton)
  • ALL THE LAND TO HOLD US by Rick Bass (Houghton)
  • CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf)
  • THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers (Knopf)
  • TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR, TOO LOUD TO SEE by Juliann Garey (Soho)        
  • THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking)
  • ENON by Paul Harding (Random House)
  • A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED by Dara Horn (Norton)
  • AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)
  • THE UNCHANGEABLE SPOTS OF LEOPARDS by Kristopher Jansma (Viking)
  • THE DINNER by Herman Koch (Hogarth)
  • THE LOWLAND by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf)
  • A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA by Anthony Marra (Hogarth)
  • THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride (Riverhead)
  • THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud (Knopf)
  • A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki (Viking)
  • THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL by Bob Shacochis (Atlantic Monthly)
  • FOOLS by Joan Silber (Norton)
  • THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
     

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction:

  • LAWRENCE IN ARABIA: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, by Scott Anderson (Doubleday)
  • BOLIVAR: American Liberator, by Marie Arana (Simon & Schuster)
  • ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan (Random House)
  • ON PAPER: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History, by Nicholas Basbanes (Knopf)
  • TO THE END OF JUNE: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, by Cris Beam (Houghton)
  • WILSON by A. Scott Berg (Putnam)
  • THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown (Viking)
  • YEAR ZERO: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma (Penguin)
  • FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sheri Fink (Crown)
  • THE RIDDLE OF THE LABYRINTH: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code, by Margalit Fox (Ecco)
  • ON THE MAP: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, by Simon Garfield (Gotham)
  • THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)
  • JONNY CASH: The Life, by Robert Hilburn (Little, Brown)
  • THE SKIES BELONG TO US: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking, by Brendan I. Koerner (Crown)
  • JACK LONDON: An American Life, by Earle Labor (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • BOOK OF AGES: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, by Jill Lepore (Knopf)
  • ANIMAL WISE: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures, by Virginia Morell (Crown)
  • THE UNWINDING:  An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach (Norton)
  • DARLING: A Spiritual Autobiography, by Richard Rodriguez (Viking)
  • COMMAND AND CONTROL: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, by Eric Schlosser (Penguin)
  • THE FARAWAY NEARBY by Rebecca Solnit (Viking)
  • GOING CLEAR: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright (Knopf)