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Award Winning Books!: General

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.

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2022 Fiction Shortlist

2022 Fiction Shortlist

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2022 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.

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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.

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2021 Picture Book Winner

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2021 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2021 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2021 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2021 Young Readers NonFiction Finalist

2021 Picture Book Finalist

2021 Picture Book Finalist

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.

 

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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.

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2021 Fiction Longlist

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2021 Noniction Longlist

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2021 YA Longlist

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2021 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 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 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 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  Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott in the Catalog

2022 Nonfiction Winner

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

2022 Nonfiction Finalist