Dion Graham, multi-award-winning audiobook narrator, and actor, is confirmed to speak at RUSA’s signature Annual Conference event, Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year. Graham, the narrator of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Books on Tape, Penguin Random House), has been the voice of many audiobooks for both adults and children.
Evicted was named one of the 2017 Listen List selections for outstanding audiobook narration as well as the recipient of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. This is the first time that the panel will feature an audiobook narrator and will offer a unique perspective for the audience to enjoy.
“The art of storytelling, and connecting through story, is as old as we are. I’m privileged to share all kinds of stories with you. I hope that, in the telling, we all see ourselves and others with new eyes—and ears,” Graham said in an interview with Books on Tape.
Literary Tastes is held on Sunday, June 25, 8-10am at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. It is free to all conference attendees with light refreshments. Book signings immediately following the event. Additional authors featured at this event will be announced soon.
For Evicted fans, Matthew Desmond will also be in attendance at the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Ceremony and Reception on June 24, 8-10pm at the Hilton in Chicago. More information on tickets can be found on the conference website.