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Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy

She won best spoken word album Sunday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2018 5:25 PM CST
Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy
In this 2016, file photo, Carrie Fisher attends a special screening of "Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds" in New York.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Thirteen months after her death, Carrie Fisher won her first Grammy, CNN reports. The late actor and writer took home the award for best spoken word album Sunday for the audiobook to her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist, which made headlines for revealing an affair she had with Harrison Ford while starring in Star Wars at 19 years old. She beat out work from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo, and Shelly Peiken. "As predicted, she is still shining from beyond," writes Julianne Escobedo Shepherd at the Muse. "Anyone who’s seen Wishful Drinking or just listened to her utter words at any point will have no doubt she deserved it." Fisher was previously nominated for a Grammy in 2009. (Read more Carrie Fisher stories.)

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