Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers, and Michael Chabon Auction Setlists by R.E.M., Mitski, Wilco, and More

Setlists for Young Voices Also Features Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Better Oblivion Community Center, and Others

Apr 22, 2019
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Acclaimed best selling authors Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers, and Michael Chabon have teamed up for the new charity project Setlists for Young Voices, where they are auctioning autographed setlists by R.E.M., Mitski, Wilco, Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Better Oblivion Community Center, Death Cab for Cutie, Jim James, Patti Smith, The Who, Toro y Moi, Rush, The Pretenders, Nine Inch Nails, Steely Dan, and more. The 10 day auction starts tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

The Setlists for Young Voices auction will benefit Ministry of Stories ("a London-based youth writing center" co-founded by Hornby) and The International Congress of Youth Voices, "which will bring international teen writers and activists together in San Juan, Puerto Rico this summer." The auction starts tonight at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, and will end on May 2nd. You can find more info and bid here:

Hornby is the author of the novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, as well as the screenplay for An Education and Brooklyn. Eggers wrote A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and A Hologram for the King and founded McSweeney's. Chabon is known for Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001.

Hornby had this to say in a press release: "One of my friends used to stand at the front of the show so he could read the setlist and call out the name of the next song. It really used to annoy the band. So this is a way to satisfy your music-geek side without aggravating your favorite musicians."

Eggers had this to say: "We're hoping to raise about $50,000. That will have a powerful impact on more than 150 student writers at the Ministry of Stories and writing centers worldwide."

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