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2014-04-07 00:21:52

CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June, each winning author will...

2013-07-01 00:20:11

CHICAGO, June 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which are funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Richard Ford's "Canada" received the medal for fiction, and Timothy Egan's "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis" received the medal for nonfiction. The...

2013-04-25 16:25:58

CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) has selected six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. Along with a medal presentation at ALA's annual conference in Chicago, on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500....

2012-12-17 16:23:56

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to the U.S. Census Bureau for the Statistical Abstract of the United States -- acknowledging the abstract's role as one of the premier reference sources for the past 133 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) RUSA, a division of the American Library Association, initially announced the award at its Midwinter Book and...

2012-06-24 18:20:21

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Anne Enright's The Forgotten Waltz received the medal for fiction and Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman received the nonfiction prize. The medals recognize the best in fiction and nonfiction books for adult...

2012-05-17 06:23:08

CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA), along with Carnegie Corporation of New York, today announced six books as finalists for the 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, to be awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. Along with a medal to be awarded at the ALA's annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., on June 24, each winning author will...

2012-05-14 06:23:23

CHICAGO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 17, the American Library Association (ALA), along with Carnegie Corporation of New York, will announce the finalists for the first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the United States. Along with a medal to be awarded at the ALA's annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday, June 24, each winning...

2012-03-05 10:07:00

CHICAGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winners of two new annual literary prizes--the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction --will be announced in June at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The awards will be given to the author of the best book for adult readers in two categories--fiction and nonfiction-- each year. Two additional authors will be shortlisted as finalists in each of the categories. Winning...