September 13, 2017 (Toronto, ON) Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is pleased to announce that Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, will be the exclusive audiobook sponsor of the prize. Audible will launch its dedicated Canadian service, Audible.ca, today at Union Station. Actress Elisabeth Moss and author Margaret Atwood will join Audible CEO Don Katz on stage for a live performance of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
“We are so glad to be collaborating with Audible,” said Rabinovitch. “It’s exciting to be at the forefront of a medium that’s exploding onto the marketplace.”
“Audible is committed to supporting talented Canadian writers and voices, and as part of that commitment we are delighted to be the exclusive audiobook sponsor of the Scotiabank Giller Prize,” said Audible founder and CEO Don Katz.
Audible’s initial sponsorship will begin in 2017 and last through the end of the 2018 awards.
This year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced at The Rooms in St.John’s NL on Monday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. (NT), 9:30 a.m. (ET).
ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 375,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.
Elana Rabinovitch, Scotiabank Giller Prize
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Kim Roman, Veritas Communications
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