Tanya Tagaq is up for an Audie Award this year for the audiobook edition of her experimental novel, Split Tooth (Penguin Random House Canada).
The Inuit throat singer narrates her audiobook, which is nominated in the Literary Fiction & Classics category alongside titles by Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and V.S. Naipaul.
Other Canadian-authored titles up for the U.S. industry award are Life of Pi by Yann Martel (narrated by Vancouver-actor Vikas Adam, published by Audible Studios) and The Flame by Leonard Cohen (narrated by Margaret Atwood, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon, Will Patton, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Ross Marquand, and Neela Vaswani, published by Macmillan Audio).
Winners of the Audies, which are organized by the Audio Publishers Association, will be announced on March 4 at a gala in New York City hosted by Queer Eye co-host Tan France.