CBS Interactive announced today that award-winning author Joshua Mohr has written the next short story for Technically Literate, CNET’s series of original illustrated works of short fiction.
Full press release below:
Technically Literate, a Series of Original Works of Short Fiction Exclusively on CNET.com,
Publishes New Work From Award Winning Author Joshua Mohr
Novelists Alexander Chee, Lauren Fox and Daniel Torday To Join Commonwealth Book Regional Prize Winner Nayomi Munaweera as the Newest Technically Literate Contributors
SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2016 – CBS Interactive today announced that Northern California Book Award winner Joshua Mohr has written the next original short story for Technically Literate. Technically Literate premiered in March, 2016 and is a monthly series of illustrated works of fiction available only on CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source for consumer technology news and reviews.
Mohr’s story, Phil, is a dark comedy about squandered genius, the dangers of Trivia Night and a reminder that that no matter where we work, or what we do for a living, we’re all capable of a little self-delusion. Mohr is the author of five novels including Damascus, Fight Song and Some Things that Meant the World to Me, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List. His most recent novel, All This Life, won the 2016 Northern California Book Award for fiction.
“Our readers have told us how much they enjoy the fresh voice and perspective they find on Technically Literate,” said Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET.com. “Each story offers a different interpretation of how technology affects our lives and shapes our view of the world.”
Also announced today are three new critically acclaimed authors that will contribute original stories this year to Technically Literate.
· Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night. He’s a contributing editor at The New Republic and an editor-at-large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, NPR and Out, among others. He won the 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose, a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, as well as, residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak.
· Lauren Fox is the author of three novels, Still Life with Husband, Friends Like Us and Days of Awe. Her work has appeared in such publications as: The New York Times, Marie Claire, Parenting, Psychology Today, The Rumpus and Salon.
· Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and the winner of the National Jewish Book Award for fiction. Torday’s stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, n+1, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House.
As previously announced, Nayomi Munaweera will also contribute to Technically Literate. She is the author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, which won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia and was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
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