Exciting news! The following five Hachette Book Group titles have been long-listed for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal (in fiction and non-fiction):
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 Annual Conference; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists in each category receive $1,500.
The shortlist will be announced on October 19, and the winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in Boston on Sunday, January 10, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The popular celebratory event, with the Carnegie Medals presentation and author speeches, will take place at the ALA Annual Conference as in past years. You can view the full long-list here.
GUANTÁNAMO DIARY by Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize, “the UK’s most prestigious award for non-fiction.” According to The Guardian, the prize jury called it a “brutally original” memoir.
The prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. The shortlist will be announced on October 11 at the Royal Festival Hall, on the closing day of the London Literature Festival. The winner will be announced on November 2, and you can view the full long-list here.