The Influence of the Internet


The Believer interviews Joshua Cohen, author of Book of Numbers. Cohen is currently working on his newest novel, PCKWCK. He talks to The Believer about preparing for writing and the influence of the Internet on the literary world:

First of all, there’s the rate of production that the Internet demands: this gaping maw that just wants content. We throw content down it. We send messages to each other and the messages build up and the rate of communication constantly escalates. And as it does, the notion of the slow, painstaking culture worker becomes not only economically devalued, but also culturally devalued.

Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →