Nanotales - by Ziv Navoth
First published in February 2007, Nanotales is a groundbreaking work that will forever redefine the boundaries of storytelling. A gripping new style of literature perfectly formed for a generation with no time, no patience and no satisfaction, these stories are written in a groundbreaking format that requires readers to spend no more than seven minutes of reading at a time: waiting for the bus, between tube stops, waiting for email to download… nano stories for the iPod generation…
Author Ziv Navoth takes readers on an emotional, rollercoaster ride into the trials and tribulations of 146 people. You can get on the ride when ever you want – this book has no chapters, no page numbers and no index. Yet regardless of where you get on the ride, you’ll never want to get off.
So, let’s get a few things straight: Ziv Navoth is not an Author, but boy can he write. He has no ‘Discipline’. He cannot focus for more than 30 minutes at a time. So he invented a new form of literature—the nanotale—a story with attention deficit disorder. It’s a quick fix that transports you into another world and back in 7 minutes. Like with any good drug the results can be pain, panic, euphoria or ecstasy, all depending on which story you’re reading. Like with any good drug, you’ll feel like you’re alive. Like with any good drug, you won’t be able to stop.
Ziv is a product of a jilted generation. The son of a former Mossad officer, telling stories became his survival skill. Acting on the advice of a secret muse, Navoth wakes up one morning, stares into a blank computer screen, writes for 30 minutes, and then goes on with his life. He does this for 146 consecutive days…To coincide with the publication of this book, Ziji ran a short story competition in conjunction with Bebo and the Guardian. Judged by Alan Yentob, Creative Director of the BBC; Joanna Shields, then CEO of Bebo; the Literary Editor of Guardian Unlimited; Ziv Navoth and Franc Roddam of Ziji Publishing, the result was a new selection of 20 nanotales, by undiscovered authors – to be published by Ziji in Autumn 2008.