In memoriam: Gregg Margarite

We are so deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Iambik founding narrator and prolific Librivox short sci-fi enthusiast Gregg Margarite.

Gregg participated in Iambik’s inaugural literary fiction collection with Gordon Lish’s Collected Fictions, to which Gregg contributed over 16 hours of audio.  He branched into the crime fiction genre with his release of Terry Griggs’ Thought You Were Dead, and most recently for Iambik, lent his distinctive baritone to Iambik’s production of Benjamin Pazybok’s Couch.

In the wider world, Gregg was well-known for his hundreds of public domain recordings on, and his penetrating eye and ear for science fiction short fiction masterworks.  Some of his self-recommended titles, as well as an archive of his interviews with the website SFFAudio, can be found on his website, Acoustic Pulp.

The world of digital audiobook production is a small and tightly-knit one, and to suggest we’ve lost a family member is not euphemistic.  Gregg’s work, his wit, his dedication and his knowledge will be sorely missed, although we realise our great fortune in knowing his voice will live on.

Remembrances elsewhere:

Roundup: Iambik narrators elsewhere

We know your ears are burning for more listening material, and don’t want you to miss out on some of the other projects, free and commercial alike, by our brilliant narrators.  We’re a busy group.  Look what else we’ve been up to:

The ever-industrious Charles Bice had a poetic July, reading works by Maya Angelou, Lucretia Davidson, Percy Bysshe Shelley and others at his Pause for Poetry poemcast.

Xe Sands, narrator of Step on a Crack by Mary Anderson, has a new commercial release through Tantor audio: Kelly Meding’s Another Kind of Dead.

Cori Samuel, she of Lydia Millet’s Oh Pure and Radiant Heart and Natalie-Jane Revell’s Around the World in Stilettos, recently contributed to Librivox’ Short Poetry Collection 095

Also at Librivox, the delightful Elizabeth Klett, who most recently recorded Anna Quon’s Migration Songs and Mary Anderson’s You Can’t Get There From Here, has just released a solo recording of Edith Wharton’s Madame de Treymes

Linette Geisel (The Journal of Antonio Montoya by Rick Collignon) took part in a dramatic reading of Granny’s Wonderful Chair by Frances Browne, also at Librivox.

Miette (Dustin Long’s Icelander), who hates speaking of herself in the third-person, has a new piece of short fiction at Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast.

(Narrators: did I miss your recent projects?  Let me know and I’ll include it next time.  Listeners: what else are you listening to? Fill my ears.)