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Announcing the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction 2018

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, 2018.

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Fiction Winner: Manhattan Beach

by Jennifer Egan

From New York mobsters to the first woman diver at the Brooklyn Naval Station during WWII to the archetypally motley crew of a merchant-marine ship in U-boat-infested waters, Egan’s insightful and propulsive saga portrays complex and intriguing individuals navigating the rising tides of war.

Scribner, 2017.

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Nonfiction Winner: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

by Sherman Alexie

Alexie presents a courageous, enlightening, anguished, and funny memoir told in prose and poetry that pays tribute to his Spokane Indian mother and reveals many complex traumas and tragedies of reservation life, as well as his own struggles.

Little Brown, 2017.

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