During a webinar today, American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan and committee chair Nancy Pearl announced the shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.
In nonfiction, the finalists are Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan, The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore and Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen.
In fiction, the finalists are Canada by Richard Ford, The Round House by Louise Erdrich and This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz.
I curated a transcript of the Carnegie Medal shortlist announcement with Storify.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal