Edoardo Ballerini is a two-time winner of the Best Male Narrator award from the Audio Publishers Association, the industry's highest prize.
Edoardo is a two-time winner (and three-time nominee) of the Best Male Narrator Award from the Audio Publishers Association, the industry's highest accolade. He is also a two-time Society of Voice Arts Award winner. In a 2020 profile, The New York Times called him “a master in his field… at the forefront of a new kind of celebrity.” His 135 hour recording of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle series, along with an unabridged recording of The Hebrew Bible garnered international attention and established Edoardo as one of the most sought after names in narration.
He is also a frequent narrator of “Sunday Reads” for The Daily, episodes of the Modern Love Podcast, and “Sleep Stories” for the Calm app.
In 2021, Edoardo teamed up with Best-Selling author Jess Walter for his first writing credit. The pair created the Audible Original The Angel of Rome, a fictional tale based on Edoardo's own experience as a young man studying Latin in Italy. The piece was named one of Audible's "Best of 2021." Also that year, he was commissioned by the Estate of T.S. Eliot and Faber & Faber to record the Centenary Edition of the landmark poem, The Waste Land.
His list of over 350 titles includes classics by Dante, T.S. Eliot, Dostoevsky, Camus, Stendhal, Tolstoy, Kafka, Jack London, Turgenev, Calvino, Oscar Wilde, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and modern day best-sellers from Richard Powers, Amor Towles, Jess Walter, Hanya Yanagihara, David Baldacci, Cynthia Ozick, Dean Koontz, Isabel Allende and many others. He has also recorded several spiritual titles by Thich Nhat Hahn and The Dalai Lama.
Articles on Edoardo Ballerini's career have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), Aftenposten (Norway), MediaPost, Il Giornale (Italy), The CBC (Canada), The Week (US) and The Week (UK). He has also been named to "best of" lists in Oprah Daily, Elle Magazine, USA Today, Audible, Slate, Business Insider, Newsday, The A/V Club, and People Magazine. In 2019, Edoardo was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile Magazine, an honorific bestowed to only 40 narrators in the magazine’s 22 year history.