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Nguyen, Mann win 2016 ALA Andrew Carnegie Medals

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals. Viet Thanh Nguyen was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for The Sympathizer (Piatkus) and Sally Mann’s Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs (Little Brown US) won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The authors each receive a US$5000 (A$7160) cash prize, with the two other finalists in each category receiving US$1500 (A$2150). For the first time since the awards were established in 2012, the winners were announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits on 10 January, marking a new annual cycle for the awards. The winners had previously been announced at the annual ALA conference, held in June. For more information about the awards, visit the ALA website.


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