Richard Ford and Timothy Egan were named winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence at the American Library Assn.'s national conference on Sunday night. This is the second year of the awards.
The fiction citation went to Ford for his novel "Canada." The
Egan took the nonfiction award for “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” his biography of photographer Edward Curtis, who was famous for his photographs of Native Americans. Curtis recently told the
Ford and Egan each will receive $5,000.
There were two semifinalists in each category: “This Is How You Lose Her” by
The Carnegie medals for adult fiction and nonfiction were established in 2012. Like similar awards for children's books, the books that win Carnegie Medals and are finalists can later bear medallions on their covers.