Articles by Allison K. Gibson

March 28, 2014

On Literary Cravings and Aftertastes 2

I had a voracious appetite to consume certain books I’d read long ago, revisiting passages that had always been especially moving. Or — and this was fun and also eerie in its accuracy — I found myself submitting to cravings for books I had never before read but the combined language, plot, and characters of which turned out to produce the perfect meal of prose for this pregnant bibliophile.

August 8, 2012

He Hit Send: On the Awkward but Necessary Role of Technology in Fiction 50

Despite all the trouble technology might cause, when it’s absent from contemporary novels, a big white elephant appears on the page and starts ambling around. (Perhaps searching for an unprotected Wi-Fi network?)