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Category Archives: Jennifer Egan

Amusements and distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Get an inspiration pep talk from Kid President  – what will be your Space Jam? Speaking of, have I reminded you that Space Jam’s website still exists in its original form? … Read more »

Tweet your serial

If reading were food, the serialised novel would be the degustation menu. Tantalising chunks of story meted out piece by piece. That experience doesn’t happen all that often today – at least, not away from the TV and computer screen. Sure, we wait, achingly, for the latest … Read more »

‘What did you think?’: How e-readers will affect bookish conversations

I’ve finally bitten the bullet: I now have a digital reading device. The latest metal-and-plastic addition to my life has given me a few interesting days (heavenly: bookshop browsing from my bed; hellish: e-store account proliferation and administration). I haven’t had the chance yet to be very … Read more »

The Importance of Being Egan: experimentation and Australian literature

Each year the Guardian presents its summer short fiction special. It’s an interesting read, if only to chart the trajectory of fiction in the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent, assess larger trends in global literature. Included in the 2011 edition were stories from four established … Read more »