Margaret Atwood is auctioning off the chance to name a character in her next book
Margaret Atwood is among a number of well-known authors offering the chance to name a character in their latest books as part of a charity auction in aid of survivors of torture.
Man Booker prize winner Julian Barnes and author of the Jack Reacher thrillers, Lee Child, are also offering naming rights in their forthcoming novels, alongside other leading writers including Marian Keyes, Joanna Trollope and Women’s prize 2018 winner Kamila Shamsie.
As well as naming rights, the lots on offer will include a signed screenplay and other memorabilia donated by Helen Mirren, the chance to commission a large work of art by Quentin Blake and a portrait by political cartoonist and former children’s laureate Chris Riddell.
The project is called Freedom: Not Just Another Word and is being held in support of Freedom From Torture.
Bidding is now open and will close at 13:45 AWST on Thursday 15 November.
Quick, get your bids in!
Bidding has now finished
This year’s auction is a timely reminder that while the world is an increasingly scary place, our voices are powerful, and we still have the freedom to use them.
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Wanda Wiltshire on creating the perfect love triangle
In this podcast, Good Reading hand over the mic to three Year 9 students of Brigidine College in Sydney. Together they quiz YA fantasy author Wanda Wiltshire on her Betrothed series, and have a discussion about love triangles and the character traits of strength and independence.
Author, Sarah J. Maas and other favourite books are also discussed as well as advice for aspiring writers.
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