Prof. Jackson’s New Book Up for Prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

A new book by Professor of History Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson has been selected for the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which is a joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association. Only 46 books (26 fiction, 20 nonfiction) were chosen.

Jackson’s Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis tells the story of Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe (also known by their artistic names Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore), who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to use psychological warfare to demoralize and intimidate Nazi troops occupying their adopted home on the British Channel Island of Jersey.

The launch of the 336-page book, published by Algonquin Book, is Tuesday, Nov. 10.

On Nov. 17, six Carnegie Medal finalists will be announced. The two winners—one fiction and one non-fiction—will be announced Feb. 4, 2021, with each receiving $5,000.

See the titles, including Jackson’s Paper Bullets, which made the Andrew Carnegie Medal longlist.

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