Xerox Announces Award-Winning Talents for Project: SET THE PAGE FREE

By Toni Clayton-Hine, Chief Marketing Officer, Xerox

(From the editor: This article was originally published on Xerox Connect.)

Today, we reveal 14 celebrated and award winning creative talents for Project:  SET THE PAGE FREE.

A few weeks ago, I explained on this blog how Xerox enables this collaboration between world-renowned writers and artists who will tell the story of the modern workplace. But I didn’t tell you who the writers, artists and author are.

Today, we reveal this unparalleled array of contributors on, as well as short video documentaries, exclusive photos, book excerpts and podcasts for the first wave of artists. Take a look at the first wave of videos and podcasts that we posted on YouTube below.

It’s no coincidence that yesterday was National Read a Book Day. As I write this, we are gathering the authors’ stories and we will publish them in an eBook, which will be available in early November.  Moreover, we’ve timed our “reveal” to National Literacy Month, which matches nicely with our charitable donations to Worldreader and 92nd Street Y in support of global literacy.

Go to and sign up for real time updates, videos, podcasts, and the eBook.  The site also showcases the Xerox technology, software and apps made this epic collaboration possible.

Meet the authors

Lee Child, blockbuster author of the Jack Reacher thriller series, says he creates suspense by withholding information. “You ask a question or imply it, and do not answer it until the end.”  (I like how this video features Xerox DocuShare Flex.)

Joshua Ferris is the author of The Dinner Party and Other Stories, and Then We Came to an End. Find out what a truck, a flip phone, and note cards have in common.  As Joshua talks about his secrets to observing the world and writing about it, notice how easy it is to work from anywhere with the @PrintbyXerox app … even a truck.

Roxane Gay is the award winning author of Hunger and Bad Feminist. In this podcast, Roxane shares her insights about the modern workplace, and her inspiration for the architecture of motion in her chapter for Project: SET THE PAGE FREE.

Gary Shteyngart wrote Little Failure: A Memoir, and Super Sad True Love Story. Gary shows how drones and bathrobes create the magic for his writing process.  See and hear how voice recognition technology puts prose on paper.

In the weeks ahead, we will introduce you to more authors and artists who are contributing to this project. They are: Jonathan Ames, Billy Collins, Jonathan Coulton, Sloane Crosley, Jonathan Safran Foer, Chip Kidd, Valeria Luiselli, Alain Mabanckou, Aimee Mann and Joyce Carol Oates.

Don’t forget to sign up for real time updates on, and get exclusive project updates on videos and podcasts, as well as excerpts from these amazing artists.

This is guaranteed to be a page turner!

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