2020 Audie Award Winners

Last night, the Audio Publishers Association held the twenty-fifth annual Audie Awards ceremony, which “recognizes outstanding achievement from authors, narrators, publishers, and producers across a wide array of genres and categories,” at Guastavino’s in New York City. Twenty-four winners were announced, all of which you can find below. Congratulations to all!

Audiobook of the Year

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, by Garrett M. Graff and narrated by a full cast with Holter Graham

Audio Drama

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by Tony Kushner and narrated by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale, and Edie Falco


Becoming, written and narrated by Michelle Obama

Best Female Narrator

Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson and narrated by Marin Ireland

Nothing to See Here, by Kevin Wilson and narrated by Marin Ireland

Best Male Narrator

Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny and narrated by Robert Bathurst

Business/Personal Development

So You Want to Start a Podcast?, written and narrated by Kristen Meinzer

Faith-Based Fiction and Nonfiction

How the Light Gets In, by Jolina Petersheim and narrated by Tavia Gilbert


The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow and narrated by January LaVoy


American Moonshot, by Douglas Brinkley and narrated by Stephen Graybill


More Bedtime Stories for Cynics, by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Aparna Nancherla, Cirocco Dunlap, and Dave Hill, and narrated by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch, John Waters, Anjelica Huston, Wendell Pierce, Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh, Nicole Byer, Harry Goaz, Aisling Bea, and Gary Anthony Williams

Literary Fiction and Classics

The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates and narrated by Joe Morton

Middle Grade

Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White and narrated by Meryl Streep and a full cast

Multivoiced Performance

The Only Plane in the Sky, by Garrett M. Graff and narrated by a full cast with Holter Graham


The Chestnut Man, by Søren Sveistrup and narrated by Peter Noble

Narration by Author or Authors

With the Fire on High, written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo


Grace Will Lead Us Home, by Jennifer Berry Hawes and narrated by Karen Chilton and Jennifer Berry Hawes

Original Work

Evil Eye, by Madhuri Shekar and narrated by Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, and Rita Wolf


Devil’s Daughter, by Lisa Kleypas and narrated by Mary Jane Wells

Science Fiction

Emergency Skin, by N. K. Jemisin and narrated by Jason Isaacs

Short Stories/Collections

Full Throttle, by Joe Hill and narrated by Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, and George Guidall


Hey, Kiddo audio

The Institute, by Stephen King and narrated by Santino Fontana

Young Adult

Hey, Kiddo, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka and narrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jeanne Birdsall, Richard Ferrone, Jenna Lamia, and a full cast

Young Listeners

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!, written and narrated by Mo Willems



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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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