This is pretty fantastic. I’m just a little sad that it was necessary to develop a burn-proof book.
A special single-copy “unburnable” version of Atwood’s book is up on auction at Sotheby’s till 7 June.
The auction was announced ahead of PEN America’s annual fundraising dinner gala in New York on Monday. PEN America will be the recipient of the proceeds of the auction.
In a press note, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle commented: “We are at an urgent moment in our history, with ideas and truth — the foundations of our democracy — under attack. Few writers have been as instrumental in the fight for free expression as Margaret Atwood. To see her classic novel about the dangers of oppression reborn in this innovative, unburnable edition is a timely reminder of what’s at stake in the battle against censorship…”