Susan Duerden Narrates Audiobook, and Other News

Cripes! It’s just two weeks to the release of A Calculated Life by 47North and, at some point before Christmas, the audiobook will be released. I’ve just learned that the audiobook narrator is British actress Susan Duerden who played Carole Littleton in the Lost television series. Susan won an award for her narration of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht, and she has also narrated Embassytown by China Mieville, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and many more. In an interview with AudioGals website, Susan says she now has a recording studio at home, which allows her to take on more book narration work.

In other developments… I’m particularly chuffed that 47North is advertising my book prior to release on the excellent online magazine Lightspeed. It’s a cute ad! I’m not sure how to describe it – it’s a three-image slideshow advert. Take a look here. And here’s a screen capture:

LightspeedThe funny thing is, I felt quite overwhelmed when I saw the advert (and my thanks to Tom Hunter who spotted it before I did). After all my efforts as a self-publisher it’s a huge relief to have a team backing my book. I’m grateful to the designers and copy-writers at 47North for creating such a gorgeous advert – I’ll be buying the beers when we meet next Spring!

PS. My favourite short story did not win the Hugo Award but I did like the winner – Ken Liu’s Mono no Aware. Congratulations! Here’s my review.

And I’m delighted that NoViolet Bulawayo made the Booker Shortlist. Here’s my report on her event at Hay Festival.

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