What an exciting morning for book lovers everywhere. The ALA Youth Media Awards are perhaps the most highly-anticipated part of January’s annual ALA Midwinter conference. And this morning in Atlanta, winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Printz Award, and the other prestigious ALA Awards were announced. Listening Library is thrilled to publish the 2017 Odyssey Award Winner for Excellence in Audiobook Production, ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit, read by Allan Corduner, and produced by Orli Moscowitz. And what fun to see the live reactions from librarians and listeners who loved (or can’t wait to hear) this extraordinary audiobook. Check them out below—and be sure to check out this audiobook at your library!
— Sandie Chen (@sandieachen) January 23, 2017
— Alexa Hirsch (@libraryalexa68) January 23, 2017
Such a gorgeous production Truly distinguished https://t.co/N7gkR3yTz4
— Barbara Moon (@moonb2) January 23, 2017
Anna and the Shadow Man wins Odyssey Award. I've listened and totally agree! #ALAYMA
— Sharon Rawlins (@bklover) January 23, 2017
Have not listened to the honor books, but have heard Odyssey winner Anna and the Swallow Man and it IS remarkable #alamw17
— Wendy Stephens (@wsstephens) January 23, 2017
Anna and the Swallow Man takes Odyssey!!!! (It is a GREAT listen!) #alayma
— Abby Johnson (@abbylibrarian) January 23, 2017
Immediately requested audiobook ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN at my library after the announcement of its Odyssey win. #alayma
— Beth Shaum (@BethShaum) January 23, 2017
— Megan F. Blakemore (@meganbfrazer) January 23, 2017
Thanks to the hardworking Odyssey Committee! There they are in this great photo shared by ALSC. Love the t-shirts!
— ALSC (@wearealsc) January 23, 2017
And congratulations to audiobook producer Orli Moscowitz who had this to say about author Gavriel Savit and narrator Allan Corduner:
— Orli Moscowitz (@orlimoscowitz) January 23, 2017
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN is also available in hardcover and ebook from Knopf Books for Young Readers. Paperback coming March 2017.