Thursday, February 18, 2010

Unexpected Good News: An Audie Finalist

Just heard from Recorded Books that:
"We’re thrilled to announce that our Modern Scholar course "A Way with Words IV: Understanding Poetry" by Professor Michael D।C. Drout of Wheaton College has been named as a finalist in the "Original Works" category for a 2010 Audie® Award. The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Professor Drout has been one of our most popular lecturers with 9 courses in our archives, including three others in the "A Way with Words" series. The Audies will be awarded at the Audie Gala on May 25 in New York City."

I really wasn't expecting this, so it was a great boost on an otherwise difficult day (arguing for people's jobs in front of the Provost--keep your fingers crossed, but I think she understood the situation). I'm really happy with how this course came out, so I'm glad other people enjoyed it also.


Eric Olsen said...

Congratulations! It's your unbelievable "A Way With Words" series that led me to follow your blog in the first place. Keep up the amazing work!

Alastair Grant said...

same here - bloody good show! Well done sir!

Michelle said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations. It's a well-deserved nomination. I was just discussing your "History of the English Language" with a professor today. Thank you for hours of educational entertainment... or was it entertaining education? Does it matter?

Lilly Rose Chen said...

No suprise there! it stays checked out at our local library here in Woodstock, GA. I myself have listened to it twice now!

quixotic said...

yee pee dee woo!!!!
listened to every single one you did with modern scholar!

a course on logical fallacy next? yes? yes? yes? you did one just one grammar, so one just on logical fallacy would be great, too! :)

drldonovan said...

Wonderful news-- congratulations. You very much deserve this.