A Chopsticks Novel Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for your participation!

Readers, you’re in for a treat today—I have a new giveaway to share with prizes for three lucky readers. Chopsticks is an innovative new novel created by Rodrigo Corral and Jessica Anthony, that incorporates a physical book, an iPhone/iPad app and a website.

Chopsticks was born out of the desire to tell a story with multiple medias, without losing the fundamental truths which make reading fiction an emotional human experience.

The novel’s digital format will still allow you to encounter the lives of Frank and Glory, the characters that fill the pages, but the additional videos, songs and digital links will create a new novel experience.

Chopsticks is a novel, an app, a website. It is a collage of original drawings, objects, text, sounds, and video. It is a love story. It is a mystery. Read it. View it. Experience it.

The Fine Print: We have three copies of the book to give away to DWL readers in the US only. Simply leave a comment on this post between now and Friday at midnight EST. Only one entry per person please. Good luck!

Here are a few spreads:

Also check out the book trailer:

And a demo of the app:

About the authors

Rodrigo Corral runs Rodrigo Corral Studio and is the creative director at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has designed covers for the Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz and the bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk among many others. He also designed the New York Times bestselling books Decoded by Jay-Z, Classy by Derek Blasberg, and Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and lectured around the country. Through it all, he remains deeply committed to transcending the visual possibilities in art, in culture, and throughout the universe.

Jessica Anthony’s debut novel, The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove 2009), was an ALA Adult Notable Book, a B&N “Discover Great New Writers” selection, an Editor’s Choice in the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been taught in several universities across the country. Her short fiction can be found in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, New American Writing and elsewhere. She was raised amidst the farms and bowling alleys of Upstate New York, and currently teaches at Bates College and Southern New Hampshire University.

Update: Unfortunately I failed to mention earlier that the contest is only open to readers in the US. Apologies for that oversight!


  1. I’ve seen this at Barnes and Noble and the graphics looks interesting. Would love to experience the interactive version!

  2. It would be lovely to read this book on the train to work or on a cosy night on the sofa. I really hope I’m the lucky one!

    Kind regards

  3. This concept is so innovative. I’d love to get the book in my hands, just to study how the publishing industry is being pushed.

  4. I’m a Rodrigo Corral fan and would LOVE to have this cross-media novel. He was a great guest lecture at AIGA’s SC chapter in Charleston: funny, knowledgeable, and so humble!

  5. This is a beautiful, clever and innovative way to offer a book in the print and digital realms. Hopefully this creativity will be rewarded with a big audience. Would be great to see more like it in the future. Thanks for showcasing a very cool idea brought to life!

  6. C’mon now, Toronto has been used as a film/movie stand-in for many US cities… that’s gotta count for this, right? No? (sigh).

  7. I’ve loved interactive books ever since I read Griffin & Sabine years ago, can’t wait to have a look at this!

  8. As an avid reader, a book cover blogger and iPad user, I would love to have a copy of this book to get lost in. Beautiful work by Rodrigo Corral as usual!

  9. It’s great to see a designer and author intermingle the traditional with the “new”. Print still has its place in the world and this is just one glorious (and sensitive) example of how a multi-platformed piece can heighten the audience experience like never before.

  10. This looks like a wonderful experience novel. Would be such a pleasure to read.

    Reminds me of a rich relationship. All the aspects of sense and life. !!! :)

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