if:book uk

if:book uk is a think-and-do tank, a charitable company exploring digital and collaborative possibilities for writers and readers

We seek out the best in new media writing; encourage experiments in literature inspired by the affordances of the web; experiment creatively with new forms of composition and publication; provide a meeting point for those working across media, genres, disciplines and ages; promote playful collaboration in between art forms, disciplines, genres and generations

Projects:

THE IF:BOOK NEW MEDIA WRITING PRIZE & DOT AWARD FOR DIGITAL LITERATURE

A collaboration with Bournemouth University

The life of Grand Duchess Elizabeth by Maria Ivanova wins this year’s 10th anniversary if:book prize. In the absence of proposals from writers for the Dot Award, the prize money was given to Modern Poetry in Translation to stimulate new social media experiments in poetry.

READ MARIA IVANOVA ON THE LIFE OF THE GRAND DUCHESS

NEARLYWRITING NEARLYOLOGY

A practice-based PhD from Bath Spa University

Chris Ifso is an artistic explorer. It’s great to see his work come to such vivid life. The Nearly Project is fascinating, playful, serious, wide-ranging, truly thought-provoking. ‘What Didn’t Quite’ is beautifully written.  
– DAVID ALMOND, AUTHOR OF SKELLIG, MY NAME IS MINA

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THE IFSO PRESS
Journal of The In-Between

THE INTERLUDES
Experiments in Play and Creativity

INTERLUDE 1: Sally Davies, musician, Chris Meade and Carol Laidler at the first Ifso Interlude with Hattie Coppard,
researcher into play and the in-between, May 2018.

INTERLUDE 2:
Learning consultant Alexander Zika, if:book associate 2019 is working with Chris on a pilot podcast exploring creativity, parenthood, masculinity, time, nature and changing technology.