We’ll probably never know the answer to that question. But there is little doubt that the intersection of video games and literature is actively being discussed in certain circles. In fact, the ELECTRIC LIT website just featured a conversation between and Graham Oliver and Whiting Award-winning writer Tony Tulathimutte. During the conversation, Mr. Tulathimutte credits his interest in gaming with having “something to do with my desire to bend or break formal conventions in fiction.” But the real focus here is the amount of good writing about games that exists out there – coupled with the hope for a long-form literary criticism to eventually emerge.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.