Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tan France to be Audie Awards Host

The Audio Publishers audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, announced that Queer Eye fashion expert and upcoming author, Tan France, will host the 2019 Audie Awards. This year’s award ceremony and reception is getting a makeover with a high-profile host and judging panel. The prestigious event is best known as a gathering of authors, narrators, and publishers with 24 competitive categories being awarded throughout the evening. The ceremony will take place on March 4th, 2019, at Guastavino’s in New York City... “We’re so honored to have audiobook fan and soon-to-be author, Tan France, help raise the bar and bring more excitement to the fastest-growing format in publishing,” said Michele Cobb, Executive Director of the APA. “Tan will be a wonderful addition to the 2019 Audie Awards, commanding and enchanting the room full of publishing personalities. We’re thrilled to have him introduce this year’s esteemed judging panel and bring audiobooks and the 2019 Audiobook of the Year to a national stage.” 
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Tan France is a well-known fashion designer, stylist, and star of the Emmy award-winning Netflix reboot, Queer Eye. This spring, Tan France will be releasing his first memoir, Naturally Tan. 
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The 2019 esteemed judging panel includes: Ron Charles, Book Critic for The Washington PostLisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation; Linda Holmes, Host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy HourThis year’s star-studded Audie Award nominees include: Sally Field, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Leslie Odom, Jr., Carey Mulligan, Stockard Channing, Emma Thompson, Rosario Dawson, Joanne Froggatt, Michael C. Hall, Stanley Tucci, Amber Tamblyn, D.L. Hughley and former Vice President Joe Biden.
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