Friday, 16 January 2009

Ian Rankin and others to write for OXFAM

Profile has commissioned a starry lineup of authors to contribute to Ox-Tales, four volumes of stories in aid of Oxfam.
The four volumes will appear on 2 July, and will each contain "at least five" original pieces of work.
Ox-Tales will be "beautifully produced" £5 paperbacks, with 50p of the cover price going to Oxfam. They will be sold through the charity's 139 bookshops as well as through the trade. Oxfam Book Fortnight begins on 4 July.
The editor of the books is Mark Ellingham, who said: "Ox-Tales has my dream cast of British and Irish based writers."
They are Kate Atkinson, Beryl Bainbridge, Sebastian Barry, William Boyd, Jonathan Coe, Geoff Dyer, Michel Faber, Sebastian Faulks, Helen Fielding, Giles Foden, Esther Freud, Xiaolu Guo, Mark Haddon, Zoe Heller, Victoria Hislop, M J Hyland, Hari Kunzru, A L Kennedy, John le Carre, Maggie O'Farrell, Tony Parsons, DBC Pierre, Ian Rankin, Vikram Seth, Nicholas Shakespeare, Helen Simpson, Kamila Shamsie, Lionel Shriver, Alexander McCall Smith, Rose Tremain, Joanna Trollope, Robert McLiam Wilson, and Jeanette Winterson.

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