The Corner

Contest of the Assassin

When NRO contributor Robert Ferrigno’s last novel came out, we recorded a podcast with him and sponsored a little contest. Robert had included a sly reference to an NRO writer in his book. The first person to e-mail him with the correct identification and page number was promised a signed copy of his next book. The winner, Jan Tindale, will soon receive Heart of the Assassin, which officially publishes next week. Robert was so encouraged by the response from NRO readers that he awarded runner-up prizes as well.

Will there be a new contest involving Heart of the Assassin? That depends on whether Robert has devised a clever way of engaging NRO readers with the new book, whether we’ve recorded a new podcast, and whether we’re planning to post the podcast next week. Only time will tell.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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