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2013 Grammy Nominees

Congratulations to audiobooks recognized on the Grammy Award Nominination list – and to all of the other recordings on this full list. Here are the honored audios – a sweep for author-narrated titles:

SPOKEN WORD FIELD Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

American Grown written & read by Michelle Obama, withVarious Artists. Random House Audio / Books on Tape
Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy – written & read by Bill Clinton. Random House Audio / Books on Tape
Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military – written & read by Rachel Maddow. Random House Audio / Books on Tape
Seriously… I’m Kidding – written & read by Ellen Degeneres. Hachette Audio
Society’s Child: My Autobiography – written & read by Janis Ian. Brilliance Audio

Check out Ellen Myrick’s “Talking With… Janis Ian” interview for more on the author/narrator’s experience recording her audiobook, and my “Talking With…Dan Zitt” interview about Dan’s experience recording Mrs. Obama in the White House.

Time to make a library display and feature these downloads on your library website! Look for the winners to be announced on February 10. Did you notice that there’s no children’s or YA titles on the Grammy list? Find out why in this post:



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.

4 Comments on "2013 Grammy Nominees"

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  1.' Ellen Myrick says:

    Check out the Booklist “Talking with . . . Janis Ian” interview to learn a little bit about the making of the audiobook.

  2. Mary Burkey says:

    Thanks, Ellen! I’ve edited my post to add the Talking With interviews!

  3.' Sue-Ellen says:

    Also in the Best Children’s Album category are two titles that Booklist reviewed: High Dive and other Things That Could Have Happened by Bill Harley and Can You Canoe from the Okee Dokee Brothers.

  4.' Stephanie Bange says:

    I just loved High Dive by Bill Harley — belly laughs all around! Can You Canoe from the Okee Dokee Brothers won the Fids & Kamily Award, announced in November. Good picks, Sue-Ellen!

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