i'm going to Edinburgh this week.
i'm reading at this event (along with John Wray) as part of the Edinburgh Book Festival.
i go home one day before Lydia Davis is reading.
there's a thing called the Readers' First Book Award -- you can vote for The Bird Room to win it here.
i will share the winnings with everyone who voted, if i win.
not sure what the winnings are.
not sure if there are any winnings.
please vote anyway.
i won't be offended if you don't vote, though.
i just looked at the form.
it looks like you have to write a short review to place your vote.
sounds time intensive.
if you were thinking of voting, but the idea of having to write a review has just put you off, here is a review you could copy and paste:
The Bird Room is a novel about a man called Will. It is not even a proper novel. It is maybe about 700 words or something. It's very short, anyway. Nothing much happens. I read it in one sitting. Please make The Bird Room the winner.maybe change a word or two, though, or they might catch on and rumble us.
i feel excited now about winning the Readers' First Book Award.
wonder what i am going to spend my share of the winnings on.
wonder what the winnings are.
wonder what i will say in my acceptance speech.
wonder if i will ever be able to write another novel.
wonder if i will have a nice time at the Edinburgh festival.
wonder how crowded it is.
wonder whether Crispin Best had a nice time when he went.