Carnegie Medal Shortlist

The 2015 Carnegie Medal Shortlist titles are in … and there are no surprises. All of the picks have either already won awards or been included on multiple Best Books lists, although none of them won either National Book Critics or National Book Awards.

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Fiction Shortlist

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (S&S/Scribner) — also a finalist for the National Book Award
Nora Webster, Colm Tóibín, (S&S/Scribner)
On Such A Full Sea, Chang-rae Lee (Penguin/Riverhead) — also an NBCC finalist

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Nonfiction Shortlist

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson (RH/Spiegel & Grau)
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural Histor , Elizabeth Kolbert (Macmillan/Holt) — also an NBCC finalist
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, Lawrence Wright (RH/Knopf)  — also a finalist for the National Book Award

The winners will be announced on June 27th during the ALA Annual Conference.

Next year librarian Nancy Pearl, who chaired the selection committee for its first three years, will return as chair for the 2016 awards, according to an ALA press release,. A time change is also in the works with plans to announce the winners at Midwinter along with the other prestigious RUSA Best Book Awards including The Notable Book List, The Reading List, The Dartmouth Medal, The Listen List, and The Sophie Brody Medal.

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