VIDEO: Bahni Turpin reads from THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD at the National Book Awards Finalists Reading

***THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is now a 2017 Audie Nominee for Best Audiobook of the Year***
On the evening before the National Book Awards ceremony, The New School hosts a reading with the finalists in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young People’s Literature. In 2016, audiobook narrator Bahni Turpin read an excerpt of the National Book Award Winner THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD on behalf of author Colson Whitehead. Read more

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Hear George Saunders’ incredible first novel on audiobook, read by a star-studded cast of 166 narrators

Listeners know George Saunders from his previous bestselling and critically acclaimed short story collections, including National Book Award finalist Tenth of December, read by the Author. Now, in his highly-anticipated first novel LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, Saunders tells an incredibly entertaining story, masterfully blending historical fact with inventive fiction. Step into the studio with Saunders and producer Kelly Gildea to learn more about the “jaw-droppingly good” audio production of LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, read by the Author, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Julianne Moore, Ben Stiller, and many more. Read more

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THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT
THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT author Catherine Banner on the magic of audiobooks

By Catherine Banner

I’ve loved audiobooks almost as long as I’ve loved stories. In the early nineties, when I discovered them, they were called ‘story tapes’ and came from the local library. In the small town where I grew up, the library’s audiobook collection was limited. We got used to listening to the same worn cassettes over and over, swapping them with classmates when we were finished. Read more

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