Hi everyone. This past week I've been reading a great novel by Gary Shteyngart called Super Sad True Love Story. It's a dystopian novel full of mad funny sad things, but I'm not here to plug the book. Today I read the funniest article online about how Shteyngart is holding a contest to have a character in his next novel named after a reader. All you have to do is send a picture of yourself reading Super Sad True Love Story to this email address, with you full name and

other such details. And if you win, you will have the unique honour of having a character in Shteyngart's next novel named after you. A canine character, that is.

A dog in a book! I'd love a dog named after me. A dog in a book. It's my best chance of living forever, and I'm going to grab it with both hands. Well, maybe. It'll have to be a really amazing picture of me reading on my Kindle. My optimism is flagging fast.

But if this seems like an attractive prospect to any of you, visit this website to read the post! Read Shteyngart's amusing page-long essay that doesn't really have anything to do with the contest! And take some photographs!

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