ELO Electronic Literature Organization

The Winners!

Fiction short list:
Paul Chan
Caitlin Fisher
Talan Memmott
Noah Wardrip-Fruin
judge's comments

Poetry short list


Judging criteria

2001 Awards Ceremony


Patchwork Girl
by Shelley Jackson


Patchwork Girl is a hypertext novel comprised of original fiction and borrowed texts, art and theory. Jackson constructed Patchwork Girl in the Storyspace hypertext authoring system to tell the story of a female Frankenstein monster. Her work incorporates many original black-and-white illustrations. Now in its 5th printing, Patchwork Girl was first published by Eastgate Systems in 1995. It is currently Eastgate's best-selling CD-ROM title and is taught in classrooms around the world.

Shelley Jackson
Shelley Jackson

Jackson earned her AB in art from Stanford and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University. Her website, Ineradicable Stain contains or links to much of her writing in both creative and critical modes. Her first book, The Melancholy of Anatomy, will be published by Anchor in January 2002. Jackson also illustrates children's books, including two of her own, The Old Woman and the Wave and the forthcoming Alchemical Dog.

ELO acknowledges the support of our global sponsor, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation for their generous support of the Electronic Literature Directory project. We also thank our hosts at UCLA: the Center for Digital Humanities, the English Department, the Design| Media Arts Department, the School of the Arts and Architecture, and SINAPSE. We thank also the Illinois Humanities Council and the Illinois Arts Council, who supported the 2001-2002 Interactions program, 2001 Awards and founding sponsor ZDNet and founding sponsor NBCi.