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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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