2022 ALA Awards Roundup

Congratulations to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

The 2022 selections of the Reading List is an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre, was also announced. For the full list, please click here.

Adrenaline
Winner: RAZORBLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby

Fantasy
Winner: A MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí Clark
Short List: THE BLACKTONGUE THIEF by Christopher Buehlman
Short List: WHEN THE TIGER CAME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN by Nghi Vo

Horror
Winner: NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw
Short List: THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE by Caitlin Starling
Short List: THIS THING BETWEEN US by Gus Moreno

Romance
Winner: ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston

Science Fiction
Winner: A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers

Notable Books: Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader. For the full list, please click here.

Fiction
PAINTING TIME by Maylis de Kerangal

Nonfiction
CHASING ME TO MY GRAVE: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly
THE HOSPITAL: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander

Poetry
THE RENUNCIATIONS by Donika Kelly
WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE by Louise Glück

Two of the 2022 Stonewall Book Awards were announced by the Rainbow Roundtable of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA’s LibLearnX Conference.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award for 2022
SORROWLAND by Rivers Solomon

Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Books
LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka Aoki
A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers

Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Honor Books
LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

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