In an unprecedented publishing move, the world's leading writers are coming together to publish the first chapters of their new, unpublished work in a single volume entitled NEW BEGINNINGS. All proceeds of this unique venture will be going to Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund.
Authors participating are:
Alexander McCall Smith chapter from Sunday Philosophy Club #2: Friends, Lovers, Chocolates coming 9/05 from Pantheon
Ian McEwan chapter from Saturday coming 3/05 from Doubleday
Maeve Binchy short story Georgia Hall – as yet unscheduled
Margaret Atwood excerpt from the Tree coming in 06 from Doubleday
Marian Keyes chapter from If You Were Me
Mark Haddon chapter from Blood and Scissors
Nicholas Evans chapter from the Divide
Nick Hornby chapter from A Long Way Down coming 6/05 from Riverhead
Paulo Coelho chapter from the Zahir
Scott Turow chapter from the Law of War coming 10/05 from FSG
Stephen King short story: Lisey and the Madman from McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories published 11/04
Tracy Chevalier untitled novel excerpt, as yet unscheduled for publication
Vikram Seth poem, "Earth and Sky" as yet unscheduled
Helen Fielding - introduction
Harlan Coben chapter from the Innocent coming 4/05 from Dutton
Joanna Trollope chapter from Second Honeymoon coming 2/06 from Bloomsbury
JM Coetzee chapter from Slow Man coming 10/05 from Viking
This is an extraordinary collection of superb pieces from the world's most celebrated writers. All of this is being made available to consumers in advance of publication and in aid of Tsunami victims.
Your generous and enthusiastic support of this project will enable Save the Children to continue their important work in the wake of the Tsunami devastation.