The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the longlist for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence for “the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year,” including the following titles and authors of genre interest:
- The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World)
- The World That We Knew, Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster)
- Inland, Téa Obreht (Random House)
- Lanny, Max Porter (Graywolf)
- Quichotte, Salman Rushdie (Random House)
- The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
- American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, Douglas Brinkley (Harper)
- In the Dream House: A Memoir, Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf)
- The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, Toni Morrison (Knopf)
The finalists will be announced on November 4, 2019 and the two medal winners will be announced on January 26, 2020 at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philedelphia PA. Winners receive $5,000 and a medal. Judges for 2020 are Hilary Albert, Barbara Bibel, Carol Haggas, Stacey J. Hayman, Sarah Godwin, Donna Seaman (chair), and Patrick J. Wall.
For more information, including the entire longlist, see the ALA website.
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