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Here’s the shortlist for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Snigdha Koirala

November 8, 2021, 11:19am

Today, the American Library Association announced the 2022 shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The awards, established in 2012, celebrate the best books in fiction and nonfiction for adult readers, and will honor each winner with $5000.

The shortlist was selected from a longlist of 45 fiction and nonfiction books. The two winners, one in each category, will be announced on January 23, 2022 via a virtual ceremony at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards.

Below are the shortlisted titles.



Kristen Valdez Quade, The Five Wounds

 Kristin Valdez Quade, The Five Wounds

Lauren Groff, Matrix

Lauren Groff, Matrix

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu

Tom Lin, The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu


Four Hundred Souls

Ibrahim X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

a little devil in america

Hanif Abdurraqib, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

see you

Kristen Radtke, Seek You: A Journey through American Loneliness

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