How Audiobooks Come Alive, Featuring Washington Black

Sat. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Omni Hotel - Preston

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Audio narrator Dion Graham and author Esi Edugyan (Washington Black) discuss the audiobook creative process and collaboration between author and performer. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Celebrated narrator and actor Dion Graham has just been named an AudioFile Golden Voice and Booklist’s ‘Voice of Choice,’ and this comes as no surprise: He’s known in the audio world for his outstanding performances and uniform excellence across genres. Whether interpreting biography or memoir, educating and entertaining younger listeners, or bringing to life what he calls his African-themed works, Graham’s range and talent as a narrator have netted him consistently superlative praise, including four Audie Awards, scores of AudioFile Earphones Awards, and numerous other ‘Best of’ accolades.” —AudioFile Magazine

“A wonder of an adventure story, powered by the helium of fantasy, but also by the tender sensibility of its aspiring young hero, Wash Black . . . Much of the pleasure of reading Washington Black derives from Edugyan’s ingenious storytelling gifts, but her novel is more than just a buoyant bauble . . . Washington Black is an unconventional and often touching novel about the search for transcendence above categories.” Maureen Corrigan, NPR/Fresh Air