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START HERE Giveaway: Set of 10 William Faulkner Books!

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

We hear from readers all the time who have been putting off reading certain authors because they just don’t know where to start, and William Faulkner is one of the authors they mention most often. This readers’ dilemma is the inspiration behind our Kickstarter project for START HERE, a book designed to help you dive into 25 amazing authors.

We’ve had an awesome first week and have more than $7K toward our $25K goal, thanks to more than 250 backers. We think it’s an awesome project, and we hope you do too. Getting the word out is the best way to make START HERE a success, and we’re willing to reward you for it!

When you share the link to the START HERE Kickstarter page on Facebook, Twitter, and your other social networks this week, you can enter to win this set of 10 books by William Faulkner, donated by the good folks at Vintage/Anchor. Please tag Book Riot in your tweets and Facebook postings, and leave a comment on this post to let us know you’ve shared–the comment will serve as your official entry into the giveaway. Entries accepted until 11:59pm Eastern this Sunday, August 5th. *


Thanks for supporting START HERE, and good luck!

The books in the set are:

As I Lay Dying

The Sound and the Fury

Light in August

Absalom, Absalom!

Go Down, Moses

The Unvanquished

Three Famous Short Novels


Intruder in the Dust

Collected Stories



*You do not have to back the project to enter the giveaway (though we’d love it if you did), and you are welcome to enter as many of the START HERE giveaways as you like.