Carrie Fisher wins posthumous Grammy Award for The Princess Diarist audiobook


The late Carrie Fisher won the Best Spoken Word Grammy Award last night (28 January), for her audiobook The Princess Diarist, narrated by herself and published by Penguin Random House Audio and Transworld.

The award was announced during the preshow ceremony before the main televised event, with The Princess Diarist coming out on top in a strong category, which also included Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Shelly Peiken’s Confessions of a Serial Songwriter and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo’s Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

Carrie, who died at age 60 in December 2016, wrote the book after discovering the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars film. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time, and what developed behind the scenes, as well as pondering the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty.

Listen to an extract from The Princess Diarist

In reaction to the award, Carrie’s on-screen twin Mark Hamill tweeted his congratulations, and her daughter Billie Lourd posted a heartfelt message about the win on Instagram.

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