Winners

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Best Spoken Word Or Non-musical Album

 

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox

Carol Burnett

Label: Penguin Random House Audio

nominees

Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia)

(Various Artists)

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Elvis Costello

The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

M Train

Patti Smith

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Jimmy Carter, artist. Elisa Shokoff, producer.

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner

Diary Of A Mad Diva

Joan Rivers, artist. Diane Mckiernan, producer. Nikki Banks Maurer & Jared O'Connell, engineers/mixers.

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner

America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't

Stephen Colbert, artist. Aaron Cohen & Michele McGonigle, producers. Christine M. Farrell & Todd Kilponen, engineers/mixers.

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Janis Ian, GRAMMY winner

Society's Child: My Autobiography

Janis Ian, artist. Stefan Rudnicki & Ted Scott, engineers/mixers. Mike Charzuk, Christina Harcar, Jason Ojalvo & Stefan Rudnicki, producers.

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)

Betty White, artist. Jeremy Wesley & Pete Pantelis, engineers/mixers. Kevin Thomsen, producer.

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)

Jon Stewart, artist. Charles de Montebello & Tim Lester, engineers/mixers. David Javerbaum, John McElroy, Jon Stewart, Josh Lieb, Rory Albanese & Steve Bodow, producers.

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Always Looking Up

Michael J. Fox, artist. Lance Neal & Zane Birdwell, engineers/mixers. Paul Ruben, producer.

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore)

Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood & Cynthia Nixon, artists. Rick Bradley, engineer. Elisa Shokoff, producer.

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream

Senator Barack Obama, artist. Nick Bogart & Scott Cresswell, engineers. Jacob Bronstein, producer.

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

With Ossie And Ruby: In This Life Together

Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, artists. Peter Pantelis & Steven Strassman, engineers/mixers. Taro Meyer, producer. (TIE)

winner

Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

Jimmy Carter, artist. John P. St. Denis & Steven Strassman, engineers/mixers. Elisa Shokoff, producer. (TIE)

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

Dreams From My Father (Senator Barack Obama)

Senator Barack Obama, artist.

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

My Life

Bill Clinton, artist. Daniel Zitt & Jacob Bronstein, producers.

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right (Al Franken)

Al Franken, artist. Paul Ruben, producer.

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

A Song Flung Up To Heaven

Maya Angelou, artist. Charles B. Potter, producer.

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
Quincy Jones, GRAMMY winner

Q - The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, artist. Jeffrey S. Thomas & Steven Strassman, engineers. Elisa Shokoff, producer.

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

The Measure Of A Man

Sidney Poitier, narrator. John Runnette & Rick Harris, producers.

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

LeVar Burton, narrator.

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner

Still Me

Christopher Reeve, narrator.

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner

Charles Kuralt's Spring

Charles Kuralt, narrator. John McElroy, producer.

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

It Takes A Village

Hillary Rodham Clinton, narrator.

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

Phenomenal Woman

Maya Angelou, narrator.

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Get In The Van - On The Road With Black Flag

Henry Rollins, narrator.

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

On The Pulse Of Morning

Maya Angelou, narrator.

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner

What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS

Earvin "Magic" Johnson & Robert O'Keefe, narrators.

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner

The Civil War

Ken Burns, narrator.

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner

Gracie - A Love Story

George Burns, narrator.

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

It's Always Something

Gilda Radner, narrator.

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner

Speech By Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson, narrator.

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

Lake Wobegon Days

Garrison Keillor, narrator.

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner

Interviews From The Class Of '55 Recording Sessions

Carl Perkins, Chips Moman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison & Sam Phillips, narrators.

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mike Berniker, producer.

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

The Words Of Gandhi

Ben Kingsley, narrator.

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

Copland: A Lincoln Portrait

William Warfield, narrator.

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner

Raiders Of The Lost Ark - The Movie On Record

Tom Voegeli, producer.

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

Donovan's Brain

Orson Welles, narrator.

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner

Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein

Pat Carroll, narrator.

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

Ages Of Man - Readings From Shakespeare

John Gielgud, narrator.

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Citizen Kane

Orson Welles, narrator.

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

The Belle Of Amherst

Julie Harris, narrator.

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

Great American Documents

Helen Hayes, Henry Fonda, James Earl Jones & Orson Welles, narrators.

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Give 'Em Hell Harry

James Whitmore, narrator.

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

Good Evening

Dudley Moore & Peter Cook, narrators.

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Richard Harris, narrator.

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

Lenny

Bruce Botnick, producer.

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner

Desiderata

Les Crane, narrator.

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner

Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam

Martin Luther King Jr., narrator.

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

We Love You Call Collect

Art Linkletter & Diane Linkletter, narrators.

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Lonesome Cities

Rod McKuen, narrator.

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Gallant Men

Everett M. Dirksen, narrator.

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Edward R. Murrow - A Reporter Remembers Vol. I The War Years

Edward R. Murrow, narrator.

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him

Goddard Lieberson, producer.

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

BBC Tribute To John F. Kennedy

That Was The Week That Was (Cast), narrator.

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee, playwright.

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner

The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton, narrator.

4th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1961)
 
winner

Humor In Music

Leonard Bernstein, narrator.

3rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1960)
 
winner

FDR Speaks

Robert Bialek, producer.

2nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1959)
 
winner

A Lincoln Portrait

Carl Sandburg, narrator.

1st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1958)
 
winner

The Best Of The Stan Freberg Shows

Stan Freberg, narrator.