The 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has announced their shortlist. Established in 2012, the award recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers, published in the U.S. in the previous year. (Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards are similar awards for youth literature). This list is based on the expertise of librarians and Booklist editors. The winning titles (one fiction, one nonfiction) will be announced on Saturday, June 28 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.
2014 FICTION SHORTLIST
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2014 NONFICTION SHORTLIST
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin