‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ wins Audie award
The audiobook edition of Heather Morris’ novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz (narrated by Richard Armitage, Bolinda, released in the US by HarperAudio) has won the 2019 Audie Award for fiction.
Audiobook of the year went to Tomi Adeyemi’s YA fantasy Children of Blood and Bone (narrated by Bahni Turpin, Macmillan Audio). Other winners include Tara Westover’s memoir Educated for the autobiography/memoir and best female narrator categories, and Dean Koontz’s novel Watchers (narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Brilliance Publishing) for best male narrator. Australian authors Judy Nunn and Kate Morton were also shortlisted in the fiction category.
Presented by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) in the US, the Audie Awards ‘recognise distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment’. The 2019 awards were announced in New York at a ceremony hosted by audiobook narrator and Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France.
To see the full list of winners in each of the 24 categories, visit the APA website.