Zuzana Husárová and Nick Montfort up the ante for experimental writing by examining the category of “shuffle literature.” What is shuffle literature? Simply put: books that are meant to be shuffled. Using formal reading of narrative and themes, but also a material reading of construction and production, Husárová and Montfort show that there are many writing practices and readerly strategies associated with this diverse category of literature.
Author: Nick Montfort
Nick Montfort has written and programmed several pieces of interactive fiction: Book and Volume (2005), Ad Verbum (2000), and Winchester's Nightmare (1999). He is the author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003) and, with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, co-editor of The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003). Montfort's literary collaborations include Mystery House Taken Over (with Dan Shiovitz, Emily Short, and others, 2005), Implementation (with Scott Rettberg, 2004), and 2002: A Palindrome Story (with William Gillespie, 2002), which was acknowledged by the Oulipo as the world's longest literary palindrome. Montfort is a vice president of the Electronic Literature Organization. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is studying for a PhD in computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania.