Photography-Embedded Fiction 2009
December 8, 2009
Here is my list of the works of fiction that have been published in 2009 in which photographs are embedded as an aspect of the text. Please leave me a comment if you know of any works that I have missed and I’ll add them to the list. Here’s a link to similar lists that I have posted in previous years. [Updated November 2011.]
Hunt, Laird. Ray of the Star. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2009. Paperback original. Contains three uncredited photographs – one preceding each of the three chapters.
Niffenegger, Audrey. Her Fearful Symmetry. NY: Scribner, 2009. Cloth, first edition. “Scribner collector’s edition September 2009.” The limited edition version of Niffenegger’s novel contains a frontispiece photograph by Richard Jenkins and three photographs by Joseph Regal. All are sepia-toned photographs of cemeteries.
Shapton, Leanne. Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2009. Paperback original. “The dissolution of a relationship” told through auction catalog format. See my review here.
Tel, Jonathan. The Beijing of Possibilities. NY: Other Press, 2009. Paperback original. Short stories with embedded photographs. See my review here.
Zornoza, Andrew. Where I Stay. Grafton, VT: Sky Tarpaulin Press, 2009. Paper. First edition. Read my review here. Embedded photographs on every right-hand page of this diaristic novel.