The Audio Publishers Association has selected finalists in 26 categories for the Audie Awards. Finalists for Audiobook of the Year will be announced at a later date. Winners in all categories will be unveiled May 31 during the Audies Gala at the New-York Historical Society during BookExpo. Three additional awards highlighting Excellence in Design, Production, and Marketing will be presented at the APA Conference on May 30. See the complete list of nominees here.
Rachel Kadish is the inaugural winner of the $1,000 Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Fiction Award for her novel The Weight of Ink (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The award includes a cash prize as well as support to attend the Conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries in Boston, June 18-20.
"Rachel Kadish has crafted an extraordinary cast of characters who speak to each other within and across the divides of centuries as well as those of age, religion and class and come vividly to life under her empathic touch," said Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, chairperson of the award committee. "This is a book that honors learning, libraries, archivists and librarians."
Two honor books were also recognized: Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan (Tin House Books) and A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert (Pantheon).