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Author Archive: "Mark Z. Danielewski"

Powell’s Q&A: Mark Z. Danielewski

What follows is a conversation between the book designer Peter Mendelsund and the author Mark Z. Danielewski.

Peter Mendelsund: Before we get into a discussion about the package for your new book, The Fifty Year Sword, I'd love to address some larger questions about the future of the physical book... OK?

One of the things I like about you, Mark, is that you embrace all formats. You are obviously invested in the book — the actual, tangible artifact — as well as being (from what you've told me) yea-saying about the opportunities presented by the ebook and other digital forms. Even more importantly, you seem to be interested in exploiting these forms, graphically, to their utmost extent.

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