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Audie Awards 2023 finalists announced.

The finalists for the Audie Awards 2023 were announced on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent who made the cut.

The Audie Awards have been awarded annually by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment since 1996. Some of the awards given relate to types of writing, including abridged and unabridged fiction and non-fiction, and such genres as romance, fantasy and mystery; other awards recognize excellence in different styles of narration and production, such as multi-voiced performance and production values.

The finalists for the 2023 edition of the awards were announced yesterday in a variety of categories. Here is a sample of writers of African descent among them;

Audiobook of the year

  • The 1619 Project, created by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine Edited by Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein.
  • Finding Me, written and narrated by Viola Davis, Published by HarperAudio
  • Stuntboy, In The Meantime, Jason Reynolds, Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Audio Drama Finalists

  • Pipeline, Dominique Morisseau, Published by L.A. Theatre Works

Autobiography/Memoir Finalists

  • Unprotected: A Memoir, written and narrated by Billy Porter Published by Recorded Books, a division of RBmedia

History/Biography Finalists

  • An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States, Kyle T. Mays Narrated by Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Published by Beacon Press Audio
  • His Name Is George Floyd, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, published by Penguin Random House Audio

Middle Grade Finalists

  • The Door of no Return, Kwame Alexander published by Hachette Audio
  • Stuntboy, In The Meantime, Jason Reynolds, Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Nonfiction Finalists

  • The Sex Lives of African Women, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Published by Blackstone Publishing

Romance Finalists

  • You Made A Fool of Me With Your Beauty, Akwaeke Emezi, Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Science Fiction Finalists

  • Noor, Nnedi Okorafor, published by Tantor Audio, a division of RBmedia

Young Adult Finalists

  • Love Radio, Ebony LaDelle, published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Young Listeners Finalists

  • A Door Made For Me, written and narrated by Tyler Merritt, published by Hachette Audio

The winners will be announced later.

By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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