Electric Literature: Téa Obreht on the Serbian Folktales that Inspired Her Dystopian Novel

Electric Literature: Téa Obreht on the Serbian Folktales that Inspired Her Dystopian Novel

In Téa Obreht’s dystopian future, the lights are still on. Cell phones work, online forums breed new conspiracy theories, and the government functions—at least enough to distribute rations of “canned gruel.”  Set in a future of forest fires and submerged cities (the year is unspecified, but eating meat is considered a barbarism of the distant […]

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