RNIB Talking Books wins New York Radio Festival Award

RNIB LogoLeading sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) celebrates as audio books produced at its Camden studio gain international recognition

Two audio books produced at RNIB’s Talking Books studio were nominated to the finalist stage of the New York International Radio Program Festival.

‘Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952’ was a finalist in the Best Audio Book (Non Fiction) category. ‘Straight White Male’ was also a finalist and went on to win Bronze in the Best Audio Book (Fiction) category.

The New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards honours work in radio broadcasting, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from 32 countries around the globe. This is the first year that the Award organiser extended the criteria to include audio books.

Ross Macfadyen, RNIB Senior Manager for Content Services, said: “We are delighted to not only win a Bronze award, but to have two finalist placings in this first year of entering.

“This is a deserving testimony to the quality, and the popularity, of our Talking Books service, which celebrates its 80th Anniversary this year.”

Examples of Talking Books are featured regularly on RNIB’s national radio service Insight Radio on Freeview 730 across the UK.

For further information on the awards visit newyorkfestivals.com/radio

If you are struggling to read print, RNIB can help you discover a new way of reading with audio books. Subscribe to the Talking Book Service – call 0303 123 9999 or email helpline@rnib.org.uk

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