Beyond throwaway entertainment or mere distraction, we see airplane reading as a kind of storytelling that can animate, reflect on, and rejuvenate the experience of flight.

Since 2011 we have published hundreds of stories and attracted a wide, international audience of readers and writers. That success has led us to collect the best pieces from the site, along with new unpublished essays, into a beautifully designed print and e-book that will be published by Zero Books in 2016.

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About Us

Christopher Schaberg (Editor) worked as a “cross-utilized agent” for United Airlines at the Bozeman, Montana airport, between 2001 and 2003. He is now a cultural critic and associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports (Bloomsbury, 2013), _Deconstructing Brad Pitt (Bloomsbury, 2014), and The End of Airports (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Mark Yakich (Editor) is an aerophobe, poet, and professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. Mark is the author of two poetry collections, Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin, 2004) and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin, 2008), and the novel A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing, 2011). His most recent book is Poetry: A Survivor's Guide (Bloomsbury, 2015).

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