Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on November 4, 2019. The two medal winners will be announced by 2020 selection committee chair Donna Seaman at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, January 26, 5–7 p.m. 

With your BiblioTech library card, you have access to these amazing books from our cloudLibrary app! Many of these are available in both ebook and audiobook format, so check them out now before the holds list grows! Don't have a card with us yet? Not to worry! You can sign up for a library card online here. You just have to be a Bexar County taxpayer. As you already know, we love ourselves some excellent reads here at BiblioTech, so some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction reads from the 2020 Longlist are as follows:

You can find a full list of all the Longlist nominees and more information about the award here

We hope you enjoy these amazing books and our recommendations. 2019 has been a great year thus far for fiction and nonfiction. We will update you on November 4th when the Shortlist is announced, and then again when the winners for fiction and nonfiction have been announced. Happy reading!