Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Finalists

April 23, 2013

Canada-by-Richard-Ford-199x300The American Library Association announced its finalists for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction yesterday. The three nominees  in fiction are Canada, by Richard Ford, The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, and This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz; the three nominees in nonfiction are The Mansion of Happiness, by Harvard historian Jill Lepore,  the medical science thriller, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, by David Quammen, and Timothy Egan’s Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. The winners (one for each category) will be announced at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago June 30th. Founded in 2012, the award is co-sponsored by Booklist and ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Last year’s prizes went to Man Booker Award-winner Anne Enright for her novel The Forgotten Waltz and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie for his biography of Catherine the Great. You can read more about the selections here.

Laura


Things you may not have known about Thornton Wilder’s “The Bridge of San Luis Rey”

April 27, 2010

Did you know that Thornton Wilder is the only writer to have won the Pulitzer Prize in both fiction and drama?  You’ll learn this and other fascinating information from Brad Hooper’s article on The Bridge of San Luis Rey in the April 15, 2010 issue of Booklist.

Laura H., Reader’s Services



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