McBride, Rankine among nominees for Carnegie literary medals

James McBride’s newest novel and nonfiction via poets Claudia Rankine and Natasha Trethewey are some of the finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for fiction and nonfiction

NEW YORK — James McBride’s newest novel and nonfiction via poets Claudia Rankine and Natasha Trethewey are some of the finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for fiction and nonfiction.

The American Library Affiliation introduced Tuesday that McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” was once a fiction nominee, along side Ayad Akhtar’s novel “Fatherland Elegies” and an acclaimed debut novel, Megha Majumdar’s “A Burning.” The nonfiction finalists are Trethewey’s “Memorial Pressure: A Daughter’s Memoir,” Rankine’s “Simply Us,” which mixes poetry, prose and images, and Rebecca Giggs’ “Fathoms: The Global within the Whale.”

Winners in every class can be obtain $five,000, and can be introduced Feb. four, 2021. The awards are supported, partially, via a grant from the Carnegie Company of New York.

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