The longlist of 50 titles for the Carnegie Medal of Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction is out.
The Carnegie Medal was established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U. S. the previous year. The list is drawn from lists created by RUSA Notable Books and Booklist Editor's Choice. The medal, named for library patron and champion Andrew Carnegie is cosponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association. Their goal is that the Carnegie Medal will be to adult books what the Newbery and Caldecott Medals are to children's books.
The shortlist of finalists will be announced this spring and the awards will be given out at a dinner at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on June 30, 2013.