Short Story Collection to Benefit African AIDS Crisis
South African writer Nadine Gordimer has solicited short stories from well-known writers around the world, including Margaret Atwood, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Woody Allen, Günter Grass and Arthur Miller for the collection Telling Tales, the proceeds of which will go to the Treatment Action Campaign which fights AIDS in Africa. The book will be officially launched tomorrow with an announcement by Kofi Annan, General Secretary of the Unitied Nations. Gordimer will be present at a reading of selected stories from the book in New York on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) at Symphony Space. Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.