Finalists Announced for the 26th Audie Awards
This week, finalists were announced in 25 competitive categories for the 2021 Audie Awards. Award finalists—in the Audiobook of the Year category and more—were announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). Readers up for awards include Kevin Bacon, Mike Birbiglia, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, Alicia Keys, Kevin Kwan, James McBride, Jon Meacham, Carey Mulligan, Walter Mosley, and Marisa Tomei.
Winners will be announced on March 22, 2021 at 9pm EST. This year, for the first time, the Audie Awards Gala will be held virtually. It will be hosted by John Leguizamo and livestreamed to the public.
Here’s a look at the audio book finalists in a few of the categories. Congratulations to all, and best of luck!
Audiobook of the Year finalist
More Myself is Alicia Key’s honest and heartfelt look at her journey, from her childhood in Hell’s Kitchen to her position as one of the most celebrated musicians in contemporary music, and the lessons—some painful, some liberating—that she learned along the way. Read by Keys, with help from friends Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, America Ferrara, Bono, Michelle Obama, and more.
Other Audiobook of the Year finalists:
Finalist in fiction
When a series of disappointments in her life brings Nora Seed to the brink of an existential crisis, she discovers a library situated between this world and the next. Offered an infinite catalog of books which tell the stories of the lives Nora could have lived—and a kindly librarian to guide her selections—Nora gets a new lease on life. This thought-provoking and uplifting novel is read by English actress Carey Mulligan.
Other finalists in fiction:
Other finalists in nonfiction:
Finalist in mystery
Peter Giles and Zach Villa read this fast-paced story about a reporter, Jack McEvoy, who is drawn into a search to find the person who killed a woman Jack spent a night with months earlier. But the more he investigates, the clearer it becomes that this murder was no isolated incident.
Other finalists in mystery:
Finalist in science fiction
Other finalists in science fiction:
Finalist in Spanish language
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Tras un largo recorrido entre pantanos, Ofelia conoce al hombre que será su padrastro, un despiadado capitán del ejército español. Para él, el inquietante y oscuro bosque donde viven es como una jaula, que tan solo sirve de escondite para los combatientes de la resistencia en la interminable y sangrienta guerra civil. Pero Ofelia está embelesada con su mágico hogar.
Other finalists in Spanish language: