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Billy Crystal’s Book Won Audiobook of the Year

billycrystalActor Billy Crystal’s audiobook: Still Foolin’ ’Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? won Audiobook of the Year from The Audies.

The Macmillan Audio title was presented with award at the 2014 Audies Gala in New York City last night.

“I am so proud to have been chosen as the Audiobook of the Year and to win the other two categories as well against such great audiobooks,” Crystal said at the ceremony. “I loved writing and performing this book and turning parts of it into a live comedy album like the ones that inspired me growing up. Beautifully recorded and produced by Scott Sherratt and Laura Wilson with music by Freddy Khaw. It’s great to finally get that Meryl Streep monkey off my back. Many thanks to Macmillan Audio for believing in creating a total listening experience. Oh by the way, Father’s Day is coming…”

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Stephen Colbert Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

america againComedian Stephen Colbert won this year’s Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for the America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t audiobook.

Hachette Audio released it on October 02, 2012. The four other nominees were Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls author David Sedaris, The Storm King author Pete Seeger, Carol and Me author Carol Burnett, and Still Foolin’ ‘Em author Billy Crystal.

Past winners in this category include Society’s Child author Janis Ian, If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won’t) author Betty White, and Earth (The Book) author Jon Stewart & The Daily Show writers. This marks the second time Colbert won a Grammy Award; he snatched up a Grammy in 2010 for Best Comedy Album.

‘Princess Bride’ Actor Cary Elwes Inks Book Deal

25476_378710957431_3253711_nActor Cary Elwes has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint to pen a book about his memories making The Princess Bride movie. A publication date for As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride has been scheduled for Fall 2014.

Elwes plans to include behind-the-scenes stories, photos, and interviews with fellow cast mates Billy Crystal and Robin Wright. Filmmaker Rob Reiner, who directed the 1987 film adaptation, will write a forward. Senior editor Matthew Benjamin negotiated the deal with Folio Literary agent Katherine Latshaw.

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Billy Crystal, Jonathan Lethem & Franklin Park Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

The next installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series will feature five writers. Hear them on Monday, September 9th at Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden starting 8 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

An upcoming Moth StorySLAM event will focus on stories about “rules.” Check it out on Tuesday, September 10th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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