Diaz, Erdrich among finalists for Carnegie prize

Junot Diaz and Louise Erdrich are among the finalists for a literary prize chosen by the American Library Association.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Junot Diaz and Louise Erdrich are among the finalists for a literary prize chosen by the American Library Association.

Diaz's "This Is How You Lose Her" and Erdrich's "The Round House" are nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Also contending for the $5,000 award is Richard Ford's "Canada."

Finalists for the nonfiction category, also worth $5,000, are Jill Lepore's "The Mansion of Happiness," Timothy Egan's "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" and David Quammen's "Spillover."

The library association announced the nominees Monday. Medals will be given to the winners on June 30 at the association's annual conference, in Chicago. Established in 2012, the awards are made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation.


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