Wow. Wow. Wow. Are we ever excited about the line-up for the Audio Publishers Association Dinner on Thursday, March 13, 6:00-8:30 PM.
Join us for a fun evening of audio book favorites!
Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, as well as Deep Dish, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and more. She also wrote 10 critically acclaimed mysteries under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards.
A native of Florida (and a diplomat of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), Andrews/Trocheck started her professional journalism career in Savannah, Georgia, where she covered the real-life murder trials that were the basis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and later worked as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a frequent lecturer and workshop writing teacher.
Andre Dubus III is the author of five books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times “Editors Choice” as well as a frequent item on “Top Non-fiction Books of 2011” lists. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.
Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, The Pushcart Prize, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.
Katherine Kellgren has recorded over one hundred and seventy-five audiobooks. She is a six-time winner of the Audie Award (including Best Solo Narration – Female), and among her titles are five recipients of the American Library Association’s Odyssey Honor, as well as numerous Earphones Awards, Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, and ForeWord Magazine’s Audiobook of the Year. She was Booklist Magazine’s “Voice of Choice” for 2011, and has been added to AudioFile Magazine’s list of Golden Voices. She has appeared onstage in London and New York, and is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
PLA thanks the Audio Publishers Association, AudioGo, Blackstone, and Macmillan Audio for their generous support of this event.