May 2015 | Rebecca Rego Barry

A Postcard from Gary Shteyngart

tcc2014_auction_pcback_0.jpgWould you like Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story, to send you a handwritten postcard? How about 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr, or acclaimed biographer Hermione Lee?

Here's your chance. The Common is holding its second annual postcard auction to raise funds for its biannual, Amherst-based literary journal. If you win, you or a friend of your choosing will receive a personalized postcard -- from this list of authors. Online bidders can bid now through May 13 at midnight; in-person bidding concludes on the night of the literary celebration, The Common in the City: Mumbai on May 14.

The bids opened at $35, and some have already jumped into the hundreds. Good luck!