Welcome to the Audible Lounge
Bringing literature’s most compelling stories to life with performances by world-leading talent, Audible is home to the world’s largest selection of audiobooks, from literary fiction to comedy, and history to true crime.
Discover new and diverse voices in audio, go behind the scenes with some of the Festival’s biggest authors, and attend Audible’s events in the Audible Lounge.
Three of Jacaranda Books’ #Twentyin2020 authors – the pioneering initiative to publish 20 Black British writers in 2020 – will be discussing their work and sharing insights on the publishing process; with the short story enjoying a renaissance, the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award winner will be in discussion with a panel of experts on this small but perfect literary form; and the creators of some of Audible’s most listened to audiobooks will reveal how bestselling audio productions are made.
The Audible Lounge is the place to discover what’s new and noteworthy in the world of audio.
Writing Non-Fiction for Audio
More authors than ever are now writing directly for audio, with a huge number of exciting and exclusive new audio releases coming to Audible this Autumn.
Out now, judge turned coach and author, Emma J Bell’s 9 Secrets to Thriving is an inspirational nine-step guide to uncovering inner resilience. Taking us on a 35,000-mile journey, Bell draws on insights from 50 inspiring people who have suffered trauma but are nonetheless thriving, identifying the nine secrets any of us can apply to our daily lives to thrive.
Released this month, Mixed Up: Confessions of an Interracial Couple is an eye-opening exploration of race and relationships today. Told through the anecdotes and analysis of Tineka Smith and Alex Court, Mixed Up explores what it means to be an interracial couple in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Coming up in November, High Risk sees former SAS soldier, Ben Timberlake pitching himself headlong into the world’s most extreme people: terrorists, special forces soldiers, professional dominatrixes and … art collectors, as he looks at the social, biological, religious and personal factors that drive people to the edge.