Egan, Alexie Win Andrew Carnegie Medals
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards event, sponsored by NoveList, at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Denver on Sunday, February 11. Jennifer Egan won the fiction award for Manhattan Beach (Scribner), while Sherman Alexie won the nonfiction award for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (Little, Brown). The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) are announced at an event at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, and winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, while two finalists in each category receive $1,500.