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Today’s video break: My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare

Now there’s a title that will catch the attention of Shakespeareans and slackers alike – and a just $5.95 special deal on iTunes! Jess Winfield, cofounder of the comedy troupe Reduced Shakespeare Company, talks about his debut novel My Name is Will and the process of recording of the audiobook in this video. I love getting these inside peeks inside the audiobook studio, letting me see & hear readers morph between character voices  and accents! This one’s on my to-listen list, especially after reading the Booklist review that includes this praise:

In a dual narrative, we follow both Willie Shakespeare Greenberg, a perpetually stoned graduate student, and the young playwright himself… Bawdy puns, a clever construction, and a deliciously irreverent sense of humor make this debut novel irresistible.

My Name Is Will – Making the Audiobook from Hughes Hall on Vimeo.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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