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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlist

The longlist for the sixth Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction has just been announced.  The award was established to recognize the best fiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.

There are 25 titles on the fiction longlist:
Aslam, Nadeem. The Golden Legend
Auster, Paul. 4 3 2 1
Barry, Sebastian. Days without End  (See my review at
Boyne, John. The Heart’s Invisible Furies  (See my review at
Clemmons, Zinzi. What We Lose
Dawkins, Curtis. The Graybar Hotel
Egan, Jennifer. Manhattan Beach
El Akkad, Omar.  American War
Erdrich, Louise. Future Home of the Living God
Eugenides, Jeffrey. Fresh Complaint
Fridlund, Emily. History of Wolves  (See my review at
Garcia, Cristina. Here in Berlin
Greer, Andrew Sean. Less
Hamid, Mohsin. Exit West  (I’m currently reading this one; see my review on October 9.)
Kang, Han. Human Acts
Kunzru, Hari. White Tears
La Farge, Paul. The Night Ocean
McBride, James. Five-Carat Soul
McDermott, Alice. The Ninth Hour
Miller, Kei. Augustown
Roy, Arundhati. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Rushdie, Salman. The Golden House  (See my review at
Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo  (See my review at
Van Reet, Brian. Spoils
Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing

The three-title shortlist will be announced on October 25, 2017.  The medal winner will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. 

There is also a non-fiction prize; for more information, go to

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