Anne Enright wins first Carnegie Medal in Fiction for The Forgotten Waltz
Bestselling author Anne Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, has received the first Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for her acclaimed new novel, The Forgotten Waltz. This medal for adult fiction, awarded by the American Library Association and co-sponsored by Booklist, joins the ALA’s awards for children’s books, the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, in denoting outstanding achievement in literature. The ALA’s citation notes: “The vicissitudes of extramarital love and the obstructions to its smooth flow…are charted in sharp yet supple prose. In a year without a Pulitzer Prize in fiction, this award becomes even more meaningful for the literary community.”
Read the Booklist interview with Anne Enright.