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And the Award for Best Audio Fiction Journalism Goes to…?

02SARAHS-master675If you talk to people who have been making audio drama for years there are two things that frustrate them the most:

  • people who think that they have single-handedly brought back radio drama from the grave
  • people who don’t recognize the amazing trailblazers in the audio drama movement

We read this time and time again from Audio Drama Talk and the Facebook group we created back in 2009, the Audio Drama/Radio Drama Lovers Facebook Group. Member Jodi Ellyn brought us this New York Times article: And the Awards for Best Audio Fiction Go to…

The article refers to the Sarah Awards from Sarah Lawrence College to honour the best in Audio Fiction.

We love more light shone upon the audio drama world, but you can imagine our concern when the author, Joshua Barone made some erroneous assumptions about AD.

For example, Mr. Barone said, “…Sarah Awards, billed as the first award ceremony for audio fiction.” but long time listeners know that The Audie Awards and The Mark Time Awards are two far more well known awards.

We hope that Ann Heppermann, a founder of the Sarah Awards will take some time to listen to what’s out there, and realize we have a very robust community of audio drama already happening in the 21st century, and we welcome your participation.

 


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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