June/July 2020

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10 n AudioFile/ The 2020 Audies Gala This page: 1. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff, narrated by Holter Graham and a full cast, took home the honor of Audiobook of the Year. Graff accepted the award along with Graham and director Scott Sherratt. 2. Author Stephen King, a longtime advocate for audiobooks, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Audio Publishers Association. His son Joe Hill was also in attendance; his audio- book Full Throttle won the Audie Award for Short Stories/Collections. 3. Chef and author Marcus Samuelsson's Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music, and Soul at the Red Rooster was a finalist in the Original Work category. 4. Hachette Audio producer Michelle Figueroa (l) and narrator January LaVoy posed with their Audie Award for Fantasy for Alix E. Harrow's The Ten Thousand Doors of January. 5. Mo Rocca ("CBS Sunday Morning") emceed the star-studded 2020 Audies Gala, which was held March 3 at Guastavino's in New York City. Facing page: 6. Actor Joe Morton narrated Ta-Nehisi Coates's The Water Dancer, which won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction & Classics. 7. Stephen Graybill narrated Douglas Brinkley's American Moonshot, which won in the History/ Biography category. 8. (l to r) Authors Emma Straub, Adam Silvera, and R. Eric Thomas served as judges for the Audiobook of the Year category. 9. Marin Ireland won Best Female Narrator for her performance of Kevin Wilson's novel Nothing to See Here. 10. Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka and his family celebrated a win in the Young Adult category for the full-cast audiobook adaptation of his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo. Visit for a complete look at the 2020 winners of The Audies ® , including sound clips and links to reviews. 1 2 5 3 4

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