Over the course of its short life, Twitter has been many things to many people… from not-so-personal diary to celebrity sounding board; from advertising platform to political tool for the collective masses.
And now, Twitter can add one more title to its list of uses: Literary device for Pulitzer Prize winners.
Beginning last Thursday night, the New Yorker began publishing Jennifer Egan’s new short story “Black Box,” one tweet at a time. The story will unfold over the course of ten nights between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. eastern time. We are currently exactly halfway through.
In addition to writing “Black Box,” Egan is the author of “The Invisible Circus,” “Look At Me,” and many other books, including “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.