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Mark Athitakis

Mark Athitakis is a critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book Review, the New Republic, and the Barnes & Noble Review, as well as on his blog, American Fiction Notes. He serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle.


The ​Silent ​History, a serialized, interactive novel produced for the iPhone and iPad by Ying Horowitz & Quinn.

Art for App’s Sake

Summer 2013 | Criticism

It is the duty of the creator of any book app to assume that whatever sense of immersion we enjoy in a conventional book can be improved upon. More things to become immersed in, the logic goes, means more immersion, which means a better book. 

A Review of The Silent History

April 19, 2013 | Criticism

 Pictured above: The Silent History app, and two of Silent History's creators: Eli Horowitz and Kevin Moffett Editor's Note: For those who have been reading or following The Silent History, a serialized fiction experience delivered via iPho [...]