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20 PRH Books Longlisted for 2019 Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Oct 4, 2018 News

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 nonfiction titles:

Boom Town by Sam Anderson

Boom Town

By Sam Anderson

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The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú

The Line Becomes a River

By Francisco Cantú

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jane Sherron de Hart

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Jane Sherron de Hart

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There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald

There Will Be No Miracles Here

By Casey Gerald

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Tigerland by Wil Haygood


By Wil Haygood

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The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Feather Thief

By Kirk Wallace Johnson

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Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg

Palaces for the People

By Eric Klinenberg

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Educated by Tara Westover


By Tara Westover

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Our longlisted fiction titles:

Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman

Waiting for Eden

By Elliot Ackerman

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

By Esi Edugyan

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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Great Believers

By Rebecca Makkai

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Small Country by Gaël Faye

Small Country

By Gaël Faye

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Tin Man

By Sarah Winman

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje


By Michael Ondaatje

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There There by Tommy Orange

There There

By Tommy Orange

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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Clock Dance

By Anne Tyler

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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.

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