The American Library Association (ALA) just announced the six finalists for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The books were all published last year, and the winners will be announced at the ALA conference this June.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2014 Finalists:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah
Edwidge Danticat – Claire of the Sea Light
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 2014 Finalists:
Nicholas A. Basbanes – On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History
Sheri Fink – Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Doris Kearns Goodwin – The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
For more information on each book, visit the ALA awards shortlist page.