Do author signatures matter? Here are some favorites
What’s the big deal about authors signing books? We asked some bloggers and authors to show us their most prized book signatures.
Rupert Thomson sent Maud Newton an autographed copy of “Divided Kingdom” after reading that she’d left her original copy on an airplane. (Maud Newton)
Said Sayrafiezadeh was only 8 years old when Reza Baraheni inscribed “The Crowned Cannibals: Writings on Repression in Iran” to him. The book includes graphic poems about execution and torture. (Said Sayrafiezadeh)
David Sedaris, who reads to audiences of thousands, found the time to write Claire Zulkey a sweet note. (Claire Zulkey)
When Fay Weldon signed “Darcy’s Utopia” for Jami Attenberg, Salman Rushdie, who’d been under the fatwa for 1002 days, was a surprise guest at the reading. “We thought we were witnessing a Special Historic Moment,” Attenberg writes. (Jami Attenberg)
Charles Bock’s autograph to Mark Haskell Smith is a testament to their new friendship and Smith’s man-about-town status. (Mark Haskell Smith)
While Carolyn Kellogg was getting Allen Ginsberg‘s autograph, the poet was flirting with her roommate Eric. (Carolyn Kellogg)