Jennifer Egan, One Tweet At A Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan (Piete M Van Hattem – Vistalux)

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.  


Jennifer Egan

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Bill Brescia from Memphis, TN

Here is the first line of my story:

In the spirit of full disclosure I haven’t always walked at night with dogs.

May. 29 2012 10:01 AM

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