Hachette Audio, a part of Hachette Book group, announced a collaboration with independent record label Wax Audio Group. The partnership kicked off today with the release author David Foster Wallace’s speech This Is Water.
Wallace’s speech is available now in two different collector’s editions; one in “goldfish orange” and the other in a blue-and-white design inspired by water. The series kicked off partially to celebrate the late author’s birthday this month on the 21st of February, which would have been his 56th birthday.
Other works that will be pressed onto vinyl as part of the series include works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jerry Garcia, Nelson Mandela, Amanda Palmer, Steve Jones, Wayne Kramer, and David Sedaris.
Michael Bunnell, the Executive Director of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, said in a press release, “With the resurgence of the vinyl format we think the day has come for spoken word records to find their place in the modern record store and bookstore alike.”
By Antonio Villasenor-Baca