Six books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence—three in fiction, and three in nonfiction. I'm guessing that all will be familiar to you--many of these writers have come through the Cities in recent years, for Talking Volumes or other events.
Here are the finalists, with links to Star Tribune reviews:
• “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner,” by Daniel Ellsberg, published by Bloomsbury. (This book will be published Dec. 5; we have a review planned.)
• “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann, published by Doubleday.
And the fiction shortlist:
• “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, published by Scribner.
Winners will be announced Feb. 11, 2018, and each winner will receive $5,000.