Mark Z. Danielewski will join us here for a live video chat at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday. Please join us.
Danielewski is the author of "House of Leaves" and "Only Revolutions," two novels that take formal experimentation to a new level. His works include thematic use of color and shifting and degradation of text formats on the page.
To get a handle on how he approaches writing, it might help to know that he got his undergraduate degree at Yale and also did sound on a documentary about deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida.
Danielewski will be talking to us about "The 50 Year Sword," released this month in an American trade edition for the first time. "The 50 Year Sword" is a ghost story told in poetic form with multiple, overlapping voices. The edition published by Pantheon includes stitched illustration that depict the idea of the story having multiple threads.