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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.

Week of March 3, 2014

Releases for the week of March 3rd include ORDINARY GRACE, a departure from William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor series and a 2014 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel; DON'T GO, Lisa Scottoline's story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero; Z, a novel by Therese Anne Fowler that brings Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life; and UNTIL I SAY GOODBYE, a moving and inspirational memoir by Susan Spencer-Wendel, who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2013

The winners of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced on March 13th at the New School in New York.

Founded in 1974, the National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor outstanding writing and to foster a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. The awards are open to any book published in the United States in English (including translations). The National Book Critics Circle comprises nearly 600 critics and editors from leading newspapers and magazines providing coverage of books.