American Library Association Book Awards

The American Library Association and several of its divisions and councils have announced their annual book awards.

Andrew Carnegie Medals

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were awarded to The Great Believers (by Chicago's own Rebecca Makkai) for Fiction and Heavy by Kiese Laymon for Nonfiction. (Both were also selected for Chicago Public Library's 2018 Top Ten.)

Notable Books: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

The annual Notable Books List chooses 26 of the best titles in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. This year's selections include Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, There There by Tommy Orange, High-risers by Ben Austen, Educated by Tara Westover and If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar, plus 21 more.

Reading List: Genre Fiction

Focusing on genre fiction, the annual Reading List selects winners and honors in each of eight fiction genres. Winners include Safe Houses in the Adrenaline category, Foundryside in Fantasy, The Widows of Malabar Hill in Mystery, Intercepted in Romance and The Calculating Stars in Science Fiction, as well as winners in three more categories.

Listen List

The Listen List for outstanding audio titles includes such highlights as The House of Broken Angels and The Last Black Unicorn.

Kids and Teens

And for kids and teens, we have the 2019 ALA Youth Media Award Winners listed for you as well.

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