Books

Books

Over the course of her career, N. Katherine Hayles has published 16 books with The University of Chicago Press, The MIT Press, Cornell University Press, and others. For the book, How We Became Posthuman (1999), she was awarded the RenĂ© Wellek Prize for Best Book in Literary Theory by the American Comparative Literature Association and the Eaton Award for the Best Book in Science Fiction Theory and Criticism for 1998-1999. Writing Machines (2002) and Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary (2008) are both credited for establishing the notion of electronic textuality and providing the underpinning for the field of born-digital literature, respectively. Her academic training in chemistry and English literature is evident in her early monographs, such as The Cosmic Web (1984), to her most recent, Postprint: Books and Becoming Computational (2021).