Nobel Writer Gives Away Book Online
Reclusive 2004 Nobel laureaute, Elfriede Jelinek, is posting chapters of her latest work online. She’s a self described agoraphobic and could not even travel to pick up her $1.3 million prize check. Jelinek finds the internet freeing, allowing her to communicate and make relationships with others. Because of her love of the internet, she decided to publish her latest work online. It may be that this particular piece of prose may never be in book form, but Jelinek describes the online effort as a “wonderfully democratic method” of writing. Most of the website is in German although there are a few pieces that are translated.
Via Chicago Tribune.