An article by fiction faculty member Alix Ohlin appears in AWP: The Writer’s Notebook:
“Fiction in the Age of Social Media” by Alix Ohlin, December 2016
The first time I gave a reading, I shared the stage with a writer who introduced herself as “the inventor of the email novel.” Someone in the audience laughed, and she frowned. “It’s just like an epistolary novel,” she explained. “But with email.”
The writer’s tone, proud and defensive, implied that the email novel was a genre with both literary precedent and a bright future of its own.
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