Harlan Ellison has earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for his reading of Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.
Susan Ellison revealed the news December 2 on Harlanellison.com saying, “Harlan is running around yelling ‘Oh, my God! Oh, my God!'” A reader pointed out that puts him in a class with President Barack Obama, winner of a Spoken Word Grammy.
The reason for all this love is apparent from a review in Audiofile Magazine, “Ellison’s jaunty reading provides just the right mix of whimsy and awe for the story’s rhymes and clever characters.”
The recording is nominated in the Best Spoken Word Album For Children category.
That pits him against last year’s winner, Buck Howdy, a 2010 nominee for Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs. The category’s other nominees are Captain Nobody read by Dean Pitchford, Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales read by various artists, The Phantom Tollbooth read by David Hyde Pierce and Scat read by Ed Asner.
[Thanks to Joel Zakem for the story.]