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Sherman Alexie wins Carnegie medal

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie gives the keynote address at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie won the 2018 Carnegie Medal for literary excellence in nonfiction for “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.” (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie gives the keynote address at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie won the 2018 Carnegie Medal for literary excellence in nonfiction for “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.” (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

NEW YORK – Sherman Alexie and Jennifer Egan are the 2018 winners of the Carnegie Medal for literary excellence.

Alexie won in nonfiction for “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.” In fiction, Jennifer Egan won the prize for “Manhattan Beach,” her novel set in New York City in the mid-20th century. The American Library Association announced the selections Sunday night during its annual midwinter meeting, held this year in Denver.

Alexie is a Spokane-Coeur d’Alene novelist, short story writer and poet who now lives in Seattle. He recently won a 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Award for the same book.