BLOOD ON SNOW -Nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

28896Congratulations!  We are excited to announce that BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbo and read by Patti Smith has  been nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.

Patti Smith was previously nominated in 2001 and 1998 for Best Rock Vocal Performance—Female for “Glitter in Their Eyes” and “1959.”


The nominations were announced this morning by The Recording Academy®; the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be presented Monday, February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Published in hardcover and e-book by Alfred A. Knopf and as a Vintage trade paperback, BLOOD ON SNOW, set in Oslo in the 1970s, is the story of an extremely talented (and unusually complicated and sympathetic) contract killer, Olav. Things start to go awry when he falls in love with the wife of his boss, Oslo’s crime kingpin, becoming a target himself.

Smith and Nesbø, who is also a musician and songwriter, are mutual admirers of each other’s work, and Nesbø asked that Smith narrate BLOOD ON SNOW personally. Smith also previously narrated the audiobook edition of her National Book Award-winning memoir JUST KIDS.

The New York Times Book Review praised Smith’s narration of BLOOD ON SNOW, saying “she calibrates emotion deftly.” In their starred review, Library Journal called the production “an exemplary pairing between writer and narrator.”

Penguin Random House Audio congratulates producer Orli Moscowitz for her outstanding production work on this recording.

Penguin Random House Audio titles have previously received 13 GRAMMY® Awards and 38 GRAMMY® nominations, including last year’s Best Spoken Word Album, Joan Rivers’ DIARY OF A MAD DIVA.

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