Annotated Poisonwood Bible to be auctioned, benefiting PEN center

A first-edition copy of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, annotated, will be auctioned by Christies New York this fall, to benefit The Pen American Center.

According to the PEN website, “Seventy-five writers and artists have written or drawn directly in a first edition or a significant catalogue of their own work.” The “extraordinary collection of rare first editions … have in most cases been heavily annotated throughout by the author.”

” The works are startlingly original, and represent a significant contribution to our cultural heritage.”

A video featuring several authors’ perspectives of the project can be found here.