20 of Our Titles Longlisted for 2019 Carnegie Medals for Excellence
The 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist has been announced and includes 20 books published by Penguin Random House imprints. Established by the American Library Association in 2012, the Carnegie Medals for Excellence serve as an ALA guide to help adults select quality reading material.
Our longlisted fiction titles:
- WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman (Knopf)
- WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan (Knopf)
- THE INCENDIARIES by R.O. Kwon (Riverhead)
- THE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)
- SMALL COUNTRY by Gaël Faye (Hogarth)
- WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje (Knopf)
- THERE THERE by Tommy Orange (Knopf)
- LAKE SUCCESS by Gary Shteyngart (Random House)
- YOU THINK IT, I’LL SAY IT: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House)
- CLOCK DANCE by Anne Tyler (Knopf)
- TIN MAN by Sarah Winman (Putnam)
Our longlisted nonfiction titles:
- BOOM TOWN: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis by Sam Anderson (Crown)
- THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú (Riverhead)
- RUTH BADER GINSBURG by Jane Sherron De Hart (Knopf)
- THERE WIll BE NO MIRACLES HERE by Casey Gerald (Riverhead)
- TIGERLAND, 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing by Wil Haygood (Knopf)
- THE FEATHER THIEF: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Viking)
- PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg (Crown)
- THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (Crown)
- EDUCATED: A Memoir by Tara Westover (Random House)
View the complete longlist here.
The 2019 Carnegie Medals for Excellence six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on October 24.
The two medal winners will be revealed at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event at American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle on January 27, 2019.