Carnegie Award Finalists Print
Jacket cover from Anne Enright's Jacket cover from Russell Banks' Jacket cover from Karen Russell's Jacket cover from Robert K. Massie's Jacket cover from James Gleick's Jacket cover from Manning Marable's

 

 

 

 

 

Selection committee chair Nancy Pearl announced the six finalists for the first annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction recently.  The awards are made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The winning titles (one fiction and one nonfiction) will be announced at a special event at the American Library Association Annual Conference on Sunday, June 24, in Anaheim, CA—the cash prize for the two winning authors is $5,000, while the four remaining finalists will each receive $1,500.  Click on any of the titles above to view and reserve in the library catalog.  (Musings - does having "Russell" in your name and putting a reptile on the cover better your chances for being a fiction finalist?)