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The Alligator King: Shared Worlds, Malaprops, and Creating Fiction, by Jeff VanderMeer and friends

“On July 30 of this year, six intrepid writers, including myself, created a round-robin story, sentence by sentence, at the legendary Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. The others, fresh from teaching at the Shared Worlds teen SF/fantasy writing camp at Wofford College, were: Shirley Jackson Award-winner Nathan Ballingrud, NYT bestseller Tobias Buckell, critically acclaimed writers Julia Elliott and Terra Elan McVoy, and Bloomsbury US first-time novelist Leah Thomas.” - Jeff VanderMeer

Read the story on Electric Literature

Alisa’s staff recommendation shelf at Malaprop’s in Asheville, NC. Photo taken September 2014.

In honor of the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute meeting, which is just wrapping up in Asheville, we present this snapshot, taken on a visit earlier this year.