Next month, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Lemony Snicket, Nora Roberts, Michael Chabon and 11 other best-selling writers will auction the right to name characters in their new novels. The profits will go to the First Amendment Project, whose lawyers have repeatedly gone to court to protect the free speech rights of activists, writers and artists.
Snicket, who will let the top bidder determine an utterance by Sunny Baudelaire in his upcoming 13th installment of his "Series of Unfortunate Events," said he holds the First Amendment dear because "the only trouble I should get in for my writing is the trouble I make myself."
His only caveat: The meaning of the utterance may be slightly "mutilated."
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
This post is filled with misery and unhappiness, and I urge you not to read it
Here's some interesting news for Lemony Snicket fans:
Posted by Jamie at 11:05 PM