More than 100 authors support Wall St. protests

October 14, 2011 - 1:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jennifer Egan and Michael Cunningham are among more than 100 authors who in an online petition are declaring their support for Occupy Wall Street.

The petition on http://occupywriters.com/ reads: "We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world."

Others supporting the protests include "Lemony Snicket" author Daniel Handler, Barbara Ehrenreich, Ann Patchett and Andre Dubus III.