The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting is the occasion for an array of coveted prizes and honors bestowed upon distinguished books published (mostly) in the past year. See all of our honorees and winners below!

Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Winner

THE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)

Sophie Brody Medal Winner

THE LAST WATCHMAN OF OLD CAIRO by Michael David Lukas (Random House)

Sophie Brody Honor Book

RISE AND KILL FIRST by Ronen Bergman (Random House)

Black Caucus of ALA Honor Book

BECOMING by Michelle Obama (Crown)

Alex Awards

THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan MacLean Weir (Alfred A. Knopf)

EDUCATED by Tara Westover (Random House)

THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS: A Story of War and What Comes Afterby Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil (Crown)

GREEN by Sam Graham-Felsen (Random House)

SPINNING SILVER by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

Notable Books List

Nonfiction:

AMERICAN PRISON: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer (Penguin Press)

RUSH: Revolution, Madness and Benjamin Rush by Stephen Fried (Crown)

CALL ME AMERICAN by Abdi Nor Iftin (Knopf)

THE FEATHER THIEF by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Viking)

BENEATH THE RUTHLESS SUN by Gilbert King (Riverhead)

EDUCATED by Tara Westover (Random House)

Fiction:

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman (Knopf)

WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan (Knopf)

THE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)

WARLIGHT by Michael Ondatje (Knopf)

THERE THERE by Tommy Orange (Knopf)

Poetry:

IF THEY COME FOR US by Fatimah Asghar (One World)

AMERICAN SONNETS FOR MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN by Terrance Haynes (Penguin)

The CODES List

DINNER ILLUSTRATED: 175 MEALS READY IN 1 HOUR OR LESS by America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen)

KOREAN BBQ: MASTER YOUR GRILL IN SEVEN SAUCES by Bill Kim with Chandra Ram (Ten Speed Press)

SISTER PIE: THE RECIPES AND STORIES OF A BIG-HEARTED BAKERY IN DETROIT by Lisa Ludwinski (Lorena Jones Books)

OTTOLENGHI SIMPLE: A COOKBOOK by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press)

 

Congratulations to all of our recognized award winners and honorees!

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