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Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.

Stop-Motion Literature

Electric Literature | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-11-09-BrandonRayELUsing construction paper and stop-motion animation, Brandon Ray has created a haunting and heartbreaking animation for Electric Literature's Single Sentence Animation series.

A Literary Halloween

Electric Literature | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

J. Robert Lennon writes "literary fiction," but he's the sort of literary fiction writer who grew up on sci-fi paperbacks and crime novels, and never forgot what the pulp masters taught him.

Indispensable 20th Century Italian Sci-Fi

Electric Literature | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-10-24-ElectricLiterature44.png Dino Buzzati is one of the great literary practitioners of the dark marvelous. To my mind, he constitutes one corner in the triangle of indispensable 20th century Italian fantasists, a status he shares with his contemporaries Italo Calvino and Tommaso Landolfi.

Literature in Miniature

Electric Literature | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-10-10-ElectricLit.jpg While the word counts of Alex Epstein's "microfictions" may rarely reach triple digits, the stories from his new collection, For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings, occupy the space of something much larger.

Michael Cunningham on Reading the "Invisible Classics"

Electric Literature | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

Why does history remember some novels, and forget others? Okay, because most novels are forgettable. But there are some, a handful or two, that brush up against greatness itself, and yet don't seem to get a ticket on the literature train.

A.M. Homes Gets Animated

Electric Literature | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Electric Literature

2012-09-11-ElectricLiteraturevideo.jpg Gretta Johnson brings to life a sentence from "Hello Everybody" by A.M. Homes. Featuring original music by Micheal Asif, this video is the latest addition to our Single Sentence Animation series.

Great New Books for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Every month we highlight a few exceptional books for different ages -- the perfect thing to get your reader hooked on a new author or rediscover an old favorite. Here are our picks for August.

Great Summer Reads for Federal Leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Tom Fox

Even if you prefer The Hunger Games to the latest management tome, summer is the perfect time for federal leaders to check out some books that offer new leadership ideas, tools or techniques.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Digital Publishing

Benjamin Samuel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Benjamin Samuel

I love books. But I also love what digital technologies can do for publishers, writers, and readers.

The Inbox Stuffer: Five Articles To Read Over the Holidays

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

In an information age it's so much more useful (not to mention fun) to expand our loved one's minds - rather than their cupboards - by sending them a list of our favorite readings.