Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was established in 2012 to recognise the best nonfiction books for adult readers published in the United States during the previous year.
The winning author receives a $5,000 cash award, and two finalists receive $1,500.
- Heavy: An American Memoir Kiese Laymon Winner
- The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Francisco Cantú
- Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Beth Macy
- You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Sherman Alexie Winner
- The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner Daniel Ellsberg
- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond Winner
- The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice Patricia Bell-Scott
- Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America Patrick Phillips
- H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
- Hold still: A memoir with photographs Sally Mann Winner
- The invention of nature: Alexander von Humboldt's new world Andrea Wulf
- Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption Bryan Stevenson Winner
- The sixth extinction: an unnatural history Elizabeth Kolbert
- Thirteen days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David Lawrence Wright
- The bully pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism Doris Kearns Goodwin Winner
- On paper: the everything of its two-thousand-year history Nicholas A. Basbanes
- Five days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital Sheri Fink
- Short nights of the shadow catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis Timothy Egan Winner
- The mansion of happiness: a history of life and death Jill Lepore
- Spillover: animal infections and the next human pandemic David Quammen