We are being watched. That this statement no longer shocks is itself shocking. Post-Snowden, we know that the government - everywhere - has been reading our emails, listening to our phone calls, and watching whatever we do on the Internet. The only thing concealed is the nature of our watchers. In Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, reflect on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live.
"Pessoptimism", by Wendell Steavenson; "Rebellion", by Jenna Krajeski; "Feathers", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Girls' Best Friends", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Fair Hair", by Mark Singer; "Twilight", by Jill Lepore; "Wild Thing", by Louis Menand; "Going for a Beer", by Robert Coover; "And the Oscar Will Go To…", by Anthony Lane; and "Looking for Love", by David Denby.
"Empty Wallets", by George Packer; “Let’s Get Small”, by Alec Wilkinson; "Back on the Bus", by Calvin Trillin; "Matinee", by Robert Coover; and "Easy, Tiger", by David Denby.