Mark Haddon pledges to donate US royalties from CURIOUS INCIDENT to National Network of Abortion Funds

Mark Haddon is donating future US royalties of his novel The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage) to the National Network of Abortion Funds until the Supreme Court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade ruling is reversed.  

Royalties accrued from the US publication of the bestseller will be given to the charity, which aims to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access.

The author announced his decision on social media on 13th July. He told The Bookseller: “The overturning of Roe v Wade is not simply a tragedy for anyone who needs access to abortion — one which will hit people of colour and people with few financial resources particularly hard.”

Haddon has made a £10,000 donation to “get the ball rolling”, and “as a statement of intent”.

You can read the full announcement in The Bookseller.