Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Audio Book Contest Results

The Audio Book is Dead; Long Live the Audio Book

Rattling Books is pleased to announce the two winners of its audio book renaming contest, which featured on the Rattling Books Facebook page. To bring you up to speed: We solicited submissions of a new term to describe audio literature because “audio books” seems to have gathered nothing but negative associations in its tenure as reigning moniker.

The winning entry, DigiLit, was proposed by two entrants: Dana Evely in South Korea and Anne Mulkeen Murray in St. John’s, both of whom will receive fine—dare we say it?—DigiLit from Rattling Books for their winning entries.

The contest was judged by audiophiles and literary sages Julie Wilson, George Murray and Shoshanna Wingate. For full bios, please see below.

Thanks to all who participated in the contest, judges and entrants. Rattling Books is planning an ongoing series of word-related contests, so stay tuned. Details to follow as we dream them up.


Julie Wilson
is the author of the popular book blog Seen Reading. She works at House of Anansi Press where she is the resident Facebook guru. Her fiction has been published in Taddle Creek and in Maisonneuve magazines. She lives in Toronto.

George Murray
is the award-winning author of four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is The Rush to Here (Nightwood Editions, 2007). His poetry and fiction has appeared in journals in Canada, the United States, Australia and Germany. He is the editor of the literary blog bookninja.com and a book reviewer for the Globe & Mail.

Shoshanna Wingate
is a poet and fiction writer. She received an MFA in Poetry from the New School and has extensive experience working with non-profit literary organizations, including Poets & Writers, Inc in New York. She is currently the Executive Director of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.


To see a complete list of the contest entries, visit the discussion board on Rattling Books' Facebook group page.