Friday, October 28, 2005

unblokt has many, many authors

I read an article recently about a murder mystery written collaboratively by a group of 15 Irish novelists. The novel is entitled Yeats is Dead! and two of the authors whose names I recognized are Roddy Doyle and Frank McCourt. One of the other authors, Joseph O'Connor, claimed in the article:
"It is the greatest number of authors to have been involved in a collaborative novel. Or at least, to have owned up to their chapters."
Of course, he must have meant in a published collaborative novel.

Why do I say this? Because the first volume of unblokt has at least 500 authors. Of course, some of these authors have written complete and utter drivel (for example: "asdf asdf asdf asdf "), while others have written sentences that I'm sure Yeats himself would have been proud of.

I would love to get the first 300-page volume written at unblokt published somewhere. Then O'Connor's statement would be decimated by a book with 30 times as many contributors. Not the most flowing prose, but certainly the most varied.

If you know (or are) a publisher interested in being part of this truly monumental human achievement (ha ha), please get in touch.

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