Toby Litt is best known for his hip-lit fiction, which, in its sharing of characters and themes across numerous stories and novels, has always taken an unusual, hybrid form. In "e;Mutants,"e; he applies his restless creativity to nonfiction. The book brings together twenty-six essays on a range of diverse topics, including writers and writing, and the technological world that informs and underpins it. Each essay is marked by Litt s distinct voice, heedless of formal conventions and driven by a curiosity and a determination to give even the shortest piece enough conceptual heft to make it come alive. Taken as a whole, these pieces unexpectedly cohere into a manifesto of sorts, for a weirder, wilder, more willful fiction.
"e;Praise for Toby Litt"e;
A genuinely individual talent with a positive relish for dealing with the contemporary aspects of the modern world. "e;Scotsman"e;
Toby Litt is awfully good he gives something new every time he writes. Muriel Spark
He has invented a fresh, contemporary style it will sing in the ears of this generation. Malcolm Bradbury"e;
University of Chicago Press