|Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction for Adult Reader|
Established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation; Booklist (ALA co-sponsor); Reference and User Services Association (ALA co-sponsor). It is announced each January at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference.
The awards are named in honor of nineteenth-century American philanthropist Andrew Carnegi in recognition of his deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world.