Calypso, written and read by David Sedaris, nominated for Audiobook of the Year and in the Humor category
In Pieces, written and read by Sally Field, finalist for Best Autobiography/Memoir and Narration by Author
New York, NY – February 6, 2019
The Audio Publishers Association (APA), the premiere trade organization of audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, announced this week its selections as finalists for The Audie Awards®, a program recognizing distinction in the art form. Finalist titles are selected to recognize achievement in 24 competitive categories. This year’s prestigious awards gala will take place on March 4th in New York City, and will be attended by high-profile authors, narrators, publishers, reviewers, and distinguished judges.
Nominated for Audiobook of the Year as well as in the Humor category, Calypso by David Sedaris is also a GRAMMY® Nominee this year. He commented on the honor earlier this month: “I owe this nomination to Maja Thomas, who has produced my audiobooks from the start, and always makes such wise choices for the music—in this case, Daniel Hart.”
Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field is also nominated in two fields: Narration by the Author and Autobiography/Memoir. “My memoir, In Pieces, has been nominated for an Audie award in two categories which makes me both thrilled and devastated: thrilled to be recognized—honored and proud of my whole Hachette/Grand Central team—and devastated that on March 4th I will be at the Old Vic in London rehearsing a play. I can’t be there but my heart will be.”
Fandango at the Wall is recognized in the Original Work category. Soon to be a film, this audiobook examines the relationship between the US and Mexico, with an extended foreword from historian Douglas Brinkley, and an afterword by Ambassador Andrew Young. “We are honored and encouraged by this nomination. It’s a recognition that the arts can bring the United States and Mexico together during these difficult times…. It’s gratifying to see that our message of harmony and unity is connecting with audiences,” says Grammy-winning producer and New York Times best-selling author Kabir Sehgal.
Hachette Audio’s illustrious Finalists also include:
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko & Tucker Carrington, read by Robert Fass
Dopesick by Beth Macy, read by the author
DREAMLAND BURNING by Jennifer Latham,read by Pyeng Threadgill & Luke Slattery
JADE CITY by Fonda Lee, read by Andrew Kishino
LETHAL WHITE by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister
PULL IT OFF by Julianna Zobrist, read by the author
Best Female Narration
TRANSCRIPTION by Kate Atkinson, read by Fenella Woolgar
Anthony Goff, SVP and Publisher of Hachette Audio, had this to say of the multiple nomination announcements: “It’s so gratifying that this team of amazing Audies judges recognized so many Hachette Audio productions across such a wide swath of genre and categories. We are so fortunate to have stand-out publishing imprints acquiring so many brilliant titles for Hachette. Our authors and narrators are second to none.” Michele McGonigle, Executive Director of Production for Hachette Audio, added: “A stellar showing from one of the best and most talented production teams in the industry. It’s a privilege to work with you; congratulations on this recognition and thank you all!”
Read more about the Audies Competition here.
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