Sherman Alexie. Photo by Lee Towndrow.

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.

“You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir,” by Sherman Alexie, published by Little, Brown.

And the fiction shortlist:

• “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders, published by Random House, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

“Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner.

• “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, published by Scribner.

Winners will be announced Feb. 11, 2018, and each winner will receive $5,000. 

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