Contest: Andrew Carnegie Medals

"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in a desert."--Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Updated February 11, 2018: Thank you for sharing your recommendations with us! We’ve contacted the winners of this drawing.

Adults, let us know in the comments which of these Andrew Carnegie titles you recommend for a chance to win an official Andrew Carnegie Medal tote bag plus a Chicago Public Library cup, pen and highlighter.

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 United States the previous year. The 2018 winners will be announced on Sunday, February 11. Here are the finalists:

2018 Fiction Finalists

Lincoln in the Bardo

Manhattan Beach

Sing, Unburied, Sing

2018 Nonfiction Finalists

The Doomsday Machine

Killers of the Flower Moon

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Previous Finalists and Winners

Browse all previous winners and finalists of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction.

Thanks to the American Library Association for supporting this contest.

To enter the contest, let us know in the comments which current or former winner or finalist you recommend. Haven't read any yet? Let us know which one you're most interested in reading. The contest closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 11.

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