Quarterly Update

Carol Schuetz, editor

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2017 Finalists



fict_chabon_moonglow_medalMichael Chabon
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins)







fict_smith_swing_time_medalZadie Smith
Swing Time
(Penguin Press, Penguin Random House LLC)







fict_whitehead_the_underground_railroad_medalColson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad
(Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC)





nonfict_bell-scott_the_firebrand_and_the_first_lady_medalPatricia Bell-Scott
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice
(Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House LLC)







nonfict_desmond_evicted_medalMatthew Desmond
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
(Crown, Penguin Random House LLC)







nonfict_phillips_blood_at_the_root_medalPatrick Phillips
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
(W. W. Norton)







Winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony, Sunday, January 22, 5-7:00 p.m. EST, at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

As always, RUSA will also unveil the Reading List, Notable Books List and Listen List selections, the Sophie Brody Medal and many more! Selections are made by library professionals who work closely with adult readers, and offer an excellent guide to quality reading and library collection enhancement. Readers are sure leave with their To-Be-Read lists full!
For those who cannot attend, information about this year’s winners will be posted on RUSA Update and Tweeted via @ala_rusa during and immediately after the event using the hashtag #alabma.

The literary winners announced at this event will shape the author panel for RUSA’s Literary Tastes program at ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. Immediately following the panel, authors will be available for book signings and further discussion of their work. More information about the award winners and the Literary Tastes will be available on RUSA Update following the January event.

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