Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Beacon Audiobooks to Release 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
Beacon Audiobooks is set to release “12 Years A Slave,” the 1853 slave narrative memoir by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release.
“12 Years A Slave” was a recent 3 Time Academy Award Winning Film, winning for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Drama. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northrup, with Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard all featured in supporting roles.
“12 Years A Slave” is being narrated by Mike Buckholtz and will be available Fall 2014.
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