“The story is a running scroll of a spy keeping a log of her current mission. Ms. Egan said that when she was writing, she struggled not to make the language sound ‘gimmicky’ or ‘cartoonish.’”
“A Jennifer Egan Original … Tweet by Tweet”
The New Yorker will be publishing a new fiction piece in the next issue by Jennifer Egan, written entirely in tweets. This reminded me of her short story published in The Guardian last summer in list form.
It’s sort of funny that Egan is taking on this role of fiction writer who embraces new forms of communication. When she was here on the occasion of A Visit from the Goon Squad, she talked about the synthesis of her Powerpoint chapter, and explained that she had to make presentation after presentation to learn how to use it effectively, despite her reluctance to catch on to new technology. See her discuss it here…