Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan writes for Twitter

Zeenews Bureau

New York: According to the magazine ‘New Yorker’, a story by Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan is being serialised in ten installments on micro-blogging site Twitter. Out of the ten installments, the first one was released on Thursday night. The first one is called ‘Black Box’, and is a spy thriller.

“The story is written in terse dispatches of 140 characters or less, which will be tweeted, through The New Yorker Fiction Department’s Twitter handle, @NYerFiction, in ten nightly installments between 8 and 9 P.M. E.T,” it said in a statement.

Once the tweets are complete, they will also be featured on the Page-Turner blog on the magazine’s website. Also, the entire story will be published in the forthcoming edition of the magazine, which will be available to the public on Monday.

Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2011 for her novel ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’, said that she had been thinking about the art of writing fiction that could be serialised on Twitter.

“This is not a new idea, of course, but it’s a rich one – because of the intimacy of reaching people through their phones, and because of the odd poetry that can happen in 140 characters,” Egan said in a post on newyorker.com.


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