The Silent History

It’s been a busy week, what with the SI Leeds Literary Prize award ceremony to go to in Ilkley and the start of my new OU course, so I’ve only just found a moment to blog about The Silent History, a new kind of novel written especially for iPad and iPhone, which launched this week.

The story is presented in two forms, Testimonials and Field Reports, and tells the story of a generation of unusual children, their families and the communities that surround them. I am the author of one of the first London field reports and I am really looking forward to visiting the site where it takes place and experiencing my writing as part of the novel as a whole.

The Silent History, available for download from the App Store, is a collaboration between Kevin Moffett (author of Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events and Permanent Visitors), Matthew Derby (author of Super Flat Times), Russell Quinn (co-founder of digital studio Spoiled Milk), Eli Horowitz (former managing editor and publisher of McSweeney’s), and contributors on five continents.

I’m very glad to be a part of this great new project, and I look forward to seeing how it develops.

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