Posted on 05/18/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A literary online auction that’s raising money to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 has some star-studded prizes – and the funds to show it.

As of this morning, Books for Vaccines has raised over £23,000 (about $32,700), reports the Guardian, thanks to such items as a signed box set of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy and a signed first edition of a Robert Galbraith novel.

The physical prizes are limited to United Kingdom residents, but many of the items on the block are virtual and thus open to all.

Those include the chance to have a character named after you in the next novel by Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes) and the ability to write the dedication of Rumour Has It author Jill Mansell’s new novel.

Bidding lasts through May 21; you can learn more about the auction — launched by publisher and thriller author Phoebe Morganin the Guardian or on the auction website.

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