NPR Morning Edition had a charming discussion with Linda Sue Park, Ruth Ozeki and Arthur Levine about the newly-released Click, a novel written by ten authors. Not just any ten authors, either — in addition to Park and Ozeki, we’re talking Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Gregory Maguire, David Almond, Tim Wynne-Jones (yay!), Deborah Ellis, Margo Lanagan and Eoin Colfer. Each author gets a chapter and the result, rather than being a train wreck, is delightful. At least so far–I’m just finishing up reading it now.
The NPR interviewer noted at one point that the result is a bit lumpy (though she seemed to mean this in a not entirely bad way) and Arthur Levine agreed, saying that life is lumpy too, and "in many ways this book is a construction of a life. It’s a life seen from many different angles and with many different people’s perspectives, and that’s just how anyone’s life is."
Proceeds from the book go to Amnesty International. It’s definitely worth checking out.