Creative Spotlight: Naomi Alderman

I have another beautiful thing to show you, and it is called The Winter House. This jewel of an interactive experience was written by Naomi Alderman. I won't spoil it for you, except to say that it's a short but simple interactive mystery, heavy on ambience and light on puzzle-solving. Go and gobble it up. It is delicious from start to finish.

Some of you may recall Naomi Alderman as the lead writer of Perplex City (and, not to sell him short, her collaborator Jey Biddulph as a key designer). If you do, it won't surprise you that the same pair were the ones to bring you the Library of Babel, which is similar in execution; this is the obvious next step in that style of storytelling, poised at the intersection of visual and literary arts.

This is poetry as the future will know it, you guys.

What you may not know is that Naomi is also an award-winning novelist. Her first book, Disobedience, came out to massive literary acclaim in 2007. Her second book, The Lessons, has just been released in the UK. I've had the pleasure of reading The Lessons, and it is likewise a beautiful work full of achingly real characters. If you can get your hands on it, absolutely read it at once.

I have an inkling what Naomi will be working on next, and trust me when I say it's going to be amazing. I can't wait to read it, and I can't wait to tell you about it.

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