HarperAudio announced today that it will publish fifteen titles by internationally bestselling Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kunderan. The titles have never been released in audio format.
The new audio books will include Kundera's best-known novels such as, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
, and The Joke
. All fifteen audiobooks will be published unabridged in the downloadable audio format and will be released throughout 2012.
The first books to be published will be The Unbearable Lightness of Being
and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
. They will be published on
May 15, 2012. The fiction audio titles are narrated by Richmond Hoxie and the
nonfiction titles will be narrated by Graeme Malcolm.
Terry Karten, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, said in a statement, "The publication in audio format of the complete works of Milan Kundera, one of the most distinguished and innovative authors of our era, is a major literary event. Harper Perennial has recently reissued Kundera's backlist with new covers featuring original artwork from the author. These developments are sure to bring renewed attention to this renowned author."