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.