The prize, established in 2012, honors the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year, and comes with a $5,000 purse. And yet, in the end, reading proved to be just the balm one needs to sustain us, to give hope and strength and resilience in the face of an oppressively uncertain future. Academic librarian Joe Hardenbrook writes: “This has been an tough academic year so far–on students, on faculty, on library staff. (Riverhead), Harvey, Miles.The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch. The six finalists and two winners will be honored during a celebratory event next summer during ALA’s Annual Conference. CILIP calls it "the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing". Penguin Random House, the largest book publisher in the United States, is owned by the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. (Random/One World), Demick, Barbara.Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town. PARAKEET by Marie-Helene BertinoBRING ME THE HEAD OF QUENTIN TARANTINO: Stories by Julián Herbert; Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeneyPEW by Catherine LaceyLUSTER by Raven LeilaniJACK by Marilynne RobinsonTHE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM by Héctor Tobar, THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine, Your email address will not be published. (Algonquin), Kolker, Robert.Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family. (Grove), Gyasi, Yaa.Transcendent Kingdom. The news was bleak; the outcomes were dire. Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. (Farrar), Erdrich, Louise.The Night Watchman. The American Library Association has announced the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The two medal winners will be announced by 2021 selection committee chair Bill Kelly at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event, which will take place online on Thursday, February 4, 2021, 3-4pm CST. More importantly, however, we discovered that the diversity of voices with which we were able to so deeply engage, the breadth of fascinating subject matter in which we were able to so fully immerse ourselves proved to be the greatest testament to the human spirit. The list is now available on the awards’ website. (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins). http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/carnegie-medals. for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Assn. (Random), Ono, Masatsugu. We’ve had to scramble, learn new technology, alter assignments, and just … adapt. In doing so, don’t forget your academic librarian! “There were times one didn’t feel especially like reading. (Simon & Schuster), Harper, Michele.The Beauty in Breaking. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from longlist … Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. Majumdar’s electrifying debut serves as a barometer measuring the seeming triviality of human life and the fragility of human connections. (Graywolf), Shapland, Jenn.My Autobiography of Carson McCullers. Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s MemoirNatasha Trethewey (Little, Brown), Hong, Cathy Park.Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.). (Ecco), Wilkerson, Isabel.Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and readers' advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. (Ecco), Trethewey, Natasha.Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir. Here’s the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners Announced, ALA Unveils 2020 Carnegie Medals Shortlist, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. (Riverhead), Bregman, Rutger. A translated book makes the Carnegie longlist for the first time in the Medals history Walker Books receives 10 entries on the longlist while independent publisher, Book Island, secures its first listing. Days later, she has been beaten, jailed, and accused of terrorism, and the two people who could possibly save her have other priorities. (Norton/Liveright), Rankine, Claudia.Just Us: An American Conversation. The two medal winners will be announced by 2021 selection committee chair Bill Kelly at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event, which will take place online on Thursday, February 4, 2021, 3-4pm CST. Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as parts of North Carolina and Ohio. A BurningMegha Majumdar In that sense, 2020 was a great year to be a reader of outstanding books, and the Carnegie committee sincerely hopes that others will find the same power we did in the books on this year’s longlist.”. Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. (Simon & Schuster).