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BOO!

Halloween is a favorite holiday around the Tin House offices, which is kind of surprising, because we still have to come into work and it typically isn’t considered one of the Five Great Drinking Holidays—4th of July, Labor Day, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and the NBA Draft. Regardless, here are our staff’s recommendations […]

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What We’re Reading

Meg Storey (Editor, Tin House Books): I have just started reading a novel I’d never heard of by an author I’d never heard of (but you may have heard of it, since it was just short-listed for the National Book Award). Last week, I walked by a book lying in the wrong place at Powell’s. […]

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September Gems

Matthew Dickman (Poetry Editor, Tin House Magazine): The world of Visual Arts is crazy and keeps expanding like a bowl of Strega Nona’s pasta. But one of my favorite authors who has constantly showed up with her fork and spoon, Chris Kraus, wrote an amazing guide of recent movements in her book Where Art Belongs […]

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August Gems

Jakob Vala (Graphic Designer): You have to appreciate a film that begins with the following disclaimer: “While the names have been changed to respect the victims and their families, the musical numbers will be performed exactly as they occurred.” Combining two of my great loves, musical theatre and slasher flicks, Stage Fright (2014) is both […]

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The books we’ve been digging this month . . .

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July Gems

Jakob Vala (Graphic Designer): I learned a few truths at the Writer’s Workshop this year: Lacy Johnson is a baby whisperer, Nick Flynn is a softie and My Feelings really is the title of his next book, and the purple-on-purple of Anthony Doerr’s author photo outfit wasn’t just a fluke. I also finally started reading […]

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June Gems

Emma Komlos-Hrobsky (Assistant Editor, Tin House Magazine): Ellen Bass charmed the socks off me when she read “At The Padre Hotel In Bakersfield, California” at the Writers @ Work conference in Alta, Utah. I loved its slyness and honesty, its willingness to walk right up to the real stuff of this world. I immediately bought […]

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What We’re Reading

The interns are ambitious this week: Pound’s Cantos, new graphic novels, classic sci-fi, etc.

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What We’re Reading

Wordless woodcut novels, post-human apocalypses, powerful music, and the books we’re slavering for after BEA.

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May Gems

Swedish Punk Kids, Canadian Jazz Giants, Fat Old Orson Welles, and French New New Wave

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Death, Colombia, 21st century metafiction, and the free online stories. Good week!

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What We’re Reading

The interns are reading Elena Ferrante, Jonathan Lethem, Homer, Marianne Boruch, and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge.

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What We’re Reading

We check out Blake Bailey, Walter Kirn, Anthony Doerr, Giacometti via James Lord, and a bit about moms from Lydia Millet.

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What We’re Reading

Culinary outliers, dad life, Aamer Hussein, Robert Lax, and The Virgin Suicides

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April Gems

Travel writing, time travel music, Sancerre on the patio, space aliens, new media politics, and Rip City dunks.

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What We’re Reading

We’re reading, rereading and finally reading Jacques Prévert, Tom McCarthy, Charles D’Ambrosio, and Sven Birkerts.

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What We’re Reading

Our amazing interns tackle big issues in their reading this week: art and faith, memory, language, peace, and comedy.

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What We’re Reading

Dorthe Nors, Kevin Brockmeier, Iris Owens, Scott Spencer, and a stack of enticing books keep us reading and re-reading this week.

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March Gems

March has taught us about the multiverse, drama, sports, the power of food, and one more great thing about beer.

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What We’re Reading

The interns (as usual) tell us what’s cool: A.M. Homes, Colin Winnette, Susanna Clarke, and Marcel Theroux.

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What We’re Reading

Religions we’re not a part of, classics for babies, new short stories and old essays dominate our bedside tables this week.

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Our amazing interns are hooked on Saunders, Karapanou, Tartt, de Beauvoir, Glück, Pelevin and King.

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January Gems

We spent January watching TV, listening to records, and drinking. Surprise.

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What We’re Reading

Munro on a ferry, McCarthy on the beach, and Seb Emina at the breakfast table.

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What We’re Reading

The interns are reading Maksik, Yanagihara, Carver, Joyce, Bechdel, conversations with Robert Irwin, and, a little medieval lit, courtesy Julian of Norwich.

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