The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the longlist for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence for “the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year” with 23 fiction titles and 22 non-fiction. The fiction longlist includes the following titles and authors of genre interest:
- Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
- The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
- The Book of Otto and Liam by Paul Griner (Sarabande)
- Matrix by Lauren Groff (Riverhead)
- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
- Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy (Flatiron)
- Hell of a Book by Jason Mott (Dutton)
- First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami (Knopf)
- Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Norton)
The six-title shortlist will be announced on November 8, 2021 and the medal winners will be announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs), to be held during ALA’s first annual LibLearnX on January 23, 2022. The celebratory event will take place at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in June 2022 in Washington DC. Winners receive $5,000 and a medal.
For more information, including the entire longlist, see the ALA website.
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