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ALA Award Winners

The American Library Association recently announced the winners of several awards for works of fiction and non-fiction written for adults.

2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction




 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
“From New York mobsters to the first woman diver at the Brooklyn Naval Station during WWII to the archetypally motley crew of a merchant-marine ship in U-boat-infested waters, Egan’s insightful and propulsive saga portrays complex and intriguing individuals navigating the rising tides of war.”


Runners Up-


Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders




Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward



Non Fiction



You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
“Alexie presents a courageous, enlightening, anguished, and funny memoir told in prose and poetry that pays tribute to his Spokane Indian mother and reveals many complex traumas and tragedies of reservation life, as well as his own struggles.”


Runners Up-


The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg




Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann



Here is the 2018 Longlist of Nominees.

2018 Reading List

Best in each genre:

Adrenaline- Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Fantasy- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Historical Fiction- The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

Horror- Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Mystery- The Dime by Kathleen Kent

Romance- An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Science Fiction- The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Women’s Fiction- The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson


Here is the Notable Book List.