So You Want My Arts Job: Audio Book Producer

How do you get to read and translate other people's words into audiobooks? Veteran producer Sarah Bacallar tells us about her career path.

Sarah Bacaller is co-director of Voices of Today, an Australian audiobook production company, and has narrated over 40 titles on Audible and beyond. She has produced audiobooks for Australian authors and regularly participates in full-cast audiobook productions with narrators from around the globe.

Sarah is currently producing a podcast series all about audiobooks, called The Audiobook Reader’s Review (landing later in 2022). She is the author of She Tenacity (2022) and The Fault Lines Founding Liberty (2020), and has written for The Conversation, Sydney Review of Books, Zee Feed and a range of academic journals.  

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Thuy On is the Reviews and Literary Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy