Carnegie Champs

Carnegie Champs

The 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been awarded to novelist Richard Ford for Canada and to historian Timothy Egan for Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. Each winner—both past recipients of the Pulitzer Prize—also accepted $5,000 during a ceremony at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. Fiction finalists Louise Erdrich (for The Round House) and Junot Diaz (for This is How You Lose Her) as well as nonfiction finalists Jill Lepore (for The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death) and David Quammen (for Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic) received $1,500 each.

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