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Talking Book Narrator Nominated for Canadian Award

News Release: Louisville, Kentucky, October 17, 1997

Carol Jordan Stewart, who has been recording Talking Books at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) for seven years, has been nominated for a TORGI Award from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind's Library. The TORGIs are given annually to authors, publishers, and narrators who support the production of outstanding Talking Books for blind and visually impaired Canadians.

Stewart is nominated in the nonfiction category for books produced outside of Canada for her narration of Babe: The Life And Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, by author Susan E. Cayleff. The book was recorded at APH for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress. Winners of the TORGIs will be announced October 20, 1997 in a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

In Louisville, Stewart runs her own commercial audiobook production company called Chapter One Productions. She also has an audio publishing imprint, DogEared Audio, which specializes in the audio publication of unabridged books by, for, and of special interest to women. The first titles from this studio are due out in 1998.

Talking Books have been recorded at APH since 1936 as part of the company's mission to promote the independence of blind and visually impaired people by providing the special media, tools, and materials needed for education and life.

Contact Roberta Williams, Public Relations Specialist, for more information. Telephone: 1 -800-223-1839 or (502) 895-2405; e-mail: rwilliams@aph.org

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