Novel Dedications


Usually, the dedications page of a text is somewhat of a formality – the author thanks their family, or a colleague whose assistance has been invaluable, and the book proceeds with no further ado.

However, I’d like to draw attention in this post to those authors who have used their wit, humour and honesty in order to create dedications that are, quite simply, novel.

I’ve listed a few that I think are worthy of note below. How many do you recognise?

House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski


Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith E. Hicks


Ruins by Dan Wells


The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell


Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman


The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer


Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy by Lucy-Anne Holmes


No Thanks by E. E. Cummings


An Introduction To Algebraic Topology by Joseph J. Rotman


The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Makbara by Juan Goytisolo


A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket


Hope you enjoyed them!

If you know of any other great dedications, feel free to comment and add to the list! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Novel Dedications

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s