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Find My Verity

Headline launches open casting call for the new Dorothy Koomson audiobook to bring more black voices to audiobook narration . . .

With Dorothy Koomson’s 16th book due to be published in July 2020, the search is on for a new voice to narrate Verity Gillmare, one of the main characters in the sequel to The Ice Cream Girls. Young black actresses, performers and drama students are all being encouraged to apply for this paid role.

We are inviting black female students and alumni to submit an audio sample of themselves reading from the book. The chosen narrator will read alongside Adjoa Andoh and Julie Maisey, who voiced the original novel.

Submissions will be accepted until 8th March 2020 and will be assessed by Dorothy Koomson, the Headline audio team and a member of Hachette’s THRIVE (BAME employee) network. Shortlisted candidates will attend a workshop held at the new Hachette recording studios in Carmelite House, London, where they will have one-to-one training sessions with in-house producers.

Dorothy Koomson said: “I realised that the role of Verity was the ideal time to give someone up-and-coming the chance to showcase their vocal acting talents. This is for those who would not necessarily think of applying for audiobook work or who just wouldn’t have that opportunity to show casting experts their skills.”

All My Lies Are Truewill publish in hardback, eBook and audio on 9th July 2020.

More details are here and how to apply: Find My Verity