2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction Longlist 17 Results

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. The two medal winners will be announced at RUSA’s Book and Media Awards event, which will take place online 3–4 p.m. Central time on February 4, 2021. See all of the nominees here. View all of BOT’s audiobooks from the longlist, below:

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Author: Bryan Washington | Narrator: Bryan Washington and Akie Kotabe
Release Date: October 27, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARA GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, TIME, O, the Oprah Magazine, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Real Simple“A masterpiece.&r...
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Author: Laila Lalami | Narrator: Laila Lalami
Release Date: September 22, 2020
What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize­­–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her expl...
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Author: Yaa Gyasi | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: September 01, 2020
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.Gi...
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Author: Isabel Wilkerson | Narrator: Robin Miles
Release Date: August 04, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.&rdqu...
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Author: Barbara Demick | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: July 28, 2020
A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy. “You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age o...
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Author: Maggie O'Farrell | Narrator: Ell Potter
Release Date: July 21, 2020
ONE OF The New York Times 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA New York Public Library Best Book of the Year“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so gorgeously written that ...
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Author: David Mitchell | Narrator: Ralph Lister
Release Date: July 14, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • “Mitchell’s rich imagina...
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Author: Michele Harper | Narrator: Nicole Lewis
Release Date: July 07, 2020
A New York Times BestsellerA New York Times Notable Book“Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” —The New York Times Book ReviewAs seen/heard on Fresh Air, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nigh...
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Author: Megha Majumdar | Narrator: Neil Shah, Vikas Adam, Soneela Nankani, Priya Ayyar, Deepti Gupta and Ulka Mohanty
Release Date: June 02, 2020
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!A New York Times Notable BookFor readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to politic...
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Author: Brit Bennett | Narrator: Shayna Small
Release Date: June 02, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEARTIME MAGAZINE'S #1 BOOK OF THE YEARA WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZEA GOO...
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Author: Elliot Ackerman | Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: May 26, 2020
From the widely acclaimed author of Waiting for Eden: a stirring, timely new novel that unfolds over the course of a single day in Istanbul: the story of an American woman attempting to leave behind her life in Turkey--to leave without her husband.Ca...
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Author: Robert Kolker | Narrator: Sean Pratt
Release Date: April 07, 2020
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.Don...
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