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Award Winning Books!: General

General Winners

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

Established in 2012, The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence recognize the best Fiction and Nonfiction books for adult readers published in the United States the previous year. Awards are announced at the the Reference and User Services Association event at The American Library Association Midwinter meeting in January.

Link to Greenland by David Santos Donaldson in the catalog

2023 Fiction Shortlist

Link to Night of the Living Rez in the catalog

2023 Fiction Shortlist

Link to The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka in the catalog

2023 Fiction Shortlist

Link to Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson in the catalog

2023 Nonfiction Shortlist

Link to An Immense World by Ed Yong in the catalog

2023 Nonfiction Shortlist

Link to Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage by Rachel E. Gross in the catalog

2023 Nonfiction Shortlist

The Booker Prize

The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland. Awards are announced in October.

Link to the seven moons of Maali Almeida by shehan karunatilaka in the catalog

2022 Winner

link to glory by noviolet Bulwayo in the catalog

2022 Shortlist

Link to Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan in the catalog

2022 Shortlist

link to Oh William by Elizabeth Strout in the catalog

2022 Shortlist

Link to The trees by Percival Everett in the catalog

2022 Shortlist

Link to After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz in the catalog

2022 Longlist 

Link to Trust by Hernan Diaz in the catalog

2022 Longlist

link to booth by Karen joy fowler in the catalog

2022 Longlist

Link to Maps of our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer in the catalog

2022 Longlist

Link to Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley in the catalog

2022 Longlist

link to Case Study by Graeme MaCrae in the catalog

2022 Longlist

link to The Colony by Audrey Magee in the catalog

2022 Longlist

Connecticut Book Awards

The Connecticut Book Awards recognize and honor those authors and illustrators who have created the best books in or about our state. The literary prizes are administered by The Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities (CTH),  the state affiliate of the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and young readers. Awards are announced in October.

2022 Fiction Winner

Link to Musical chairs by Poeppel in the catalog

2021 Fiction Winner

Link to Alchemy of us by Ramirez in the catalog

2021 Nonfiction Winner

Link to Dress coded by Firestone in the catalog

2021 Young Readers Fiction Winner

Link to All together quilt by Rockwell in the catalog

2021 Picture Book Winner

Link to Riot Baby by Onyebuchi in the catalog

2021 Fiction Finalist

Link to Spindle city by Burrello in the catalog

2021 Fiction Finalist

Link to American Rebels by Nina Sankovitch in the catalog

2021 Nonfiction Finalist

link to God's shadow by Mikhall in the catalog

2021 Nonfiction Finalist

Link to Leo Porter and the body electric by Burt in the catalog

2021 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

Link to Class act by Jerry Craft in the catalog

2021 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

Link to From the desk of Zoe Washington by Marks in the catalog

2021 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

Link to Albert Hopper science hero by Himmelman in the catalog

2021 Young Readers NonFiction Finalist

Link to Let's dance by Bolling in the catalog

2021 Picture Book Finalist

Link to Kindergarten hat by Lawler in the catalog

2021 Picture Book Finalist

Link to Sea glass glass murders by Cole in the catalog

2021 Spirit of CT Fiction Finalist

The Kirkus Prize

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' literature. leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years.  Awards are announced in October.

 

2022 Fiction Winner

2022 Non-Fiction Winner

2022 Young Reader's Winner

National Book Awards

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The annual awards honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People's Literature. Awards are announced in November.

Link to The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty in the catalog

2022 Fiction Winner

link to south to america by imani perry in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Winner

Link to The Birdcatcher by Gayl Jones in the catalog

2022 Fiction Finalist

Link to the Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by jamil Jan Kochai

2022 Fiction Finalist

Link to All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews in the catalog

2022 Fiction Finalist

link to the town of babylon by alejandro varela

2022 Fiction Finalist

Link to When We Were Sisters by Fatiman Asghar in the catalog

2022 Fiction Longlist

Link to Shutter by Ramona Emerson in the catalog

2022 Fiction Longlist

Link to If I survive you by Jonathan Escoffery in the catalog

2022 Fiction Longlist

Link to Nobody Gets Out Alive by Leigh Newman

2022 Fiction Longlist

Link to Maria, Maria and other stories by Marytza K Rubio in the catalog

2022 Fiction Longlist

link to the invisible kingdom by Megan O'rourke in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Finalist

link to breathless by david Quammen in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Finalist

link to the man who could move clouds by ingrid rojas Contreras in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Finalist

link to his name is george floyd by robert samuels and toluse olorunnipa in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Finalist

Link to Bright unbearable reality by anna Badkhen in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Longlist

link to ted kennedy a life by john a farrell

2022 Nonfiction Longlist

link to uncommon measure a journey through music by natalie Hodges in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Longlist

link to bad mexicans by kelly lytle hernandez in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Longlist

link to lost & found by kathryn schulz in the catalog

2022 Nonfiction Longlist

link to all my rage by Sabaa Tahir in the catalog

2022 YA Winner

link to the lesbiana's guide to catholic school in the catalog

2022 YA Finalist

Link to Victory Stand by Tommie Smith Derrick Barnes and Dawud Anyabwile in the catalog

2022 YA Finalist

Link to the Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by isaac blum in the catalog

2022 YA Longlist

Link to a Thousad steps into night by traci chee

2022 YA Longlist

Link to self-made boys by feiwel and friends

2022 YA Longlist

Pulitzer Prize

Established in 1917, by Joseph Pulitzer and now administered by Columbia University, the literature categories of the Pulitzer Prize recognize distinguished books by American authors and/or dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. The prizes are awarded annually in the categories of Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and Nonfiction and are announced during the spring.

Link to The Netanyahus / an account of a minor and ultimately even negligible episode in the history of a very famous family by Joshua Cohen in the Catalog

2022 Fiction Winner

Link to Covered with Night by Nicole Eustace n the Catalog

2022 History Winner

Link to Cuba: an American History by Ada ferrer in the Catalog

2022 History Winner

Link to  Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South, by the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly  in the Catalog

2022 Biography Winner

Link to  Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott in the Catalog

2022 Nonfiction Winner

Link to Frank: Sonnets by Diane Seuss in the Catalog

2022 Poetry Winner

Link to Monkey Boy by Francisco Goldman in the Catalog

2022 Fiction Finalist

Link to Palmares by Gayl Jones in the Catalog

2022 Fiction Finalist

Link to The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine, by Janice P. Nimura in the Catalog

2022 Biography Finalist

Link to Pessoa by Richard Zenith in the Catalog

2022 Biography Finalist

Link to The Family Roe: An American Story, by Joshua Prager in the Catalog

2022 Nonfiction Finalist

Link to Home, Land, Security by Carla Power in the Catalog

2022 Nonfiction Finalist