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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction


On January 22, the winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was announced.  The award was established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction written for adult readers and published in the U.S. in the previous year.  Andrew Carnegie was an American philanthropist who believed in the power of books and learning to change the world.



The 2017 winner is Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad.  For my review of this book, go to http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/09/review-of-underground-railroad-by.html. This novel has already won a number of major awards, including the National Book Award for Fiction.





For further information about the award, see http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult.