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Tin House Reels: André da Loba

Tin House Reels is pleased to screen André da Loba’s “Tuttodunpezzo,” a short film about the too-perfect man. The kind of man who never loses patience, never forgets an item when he travels, and “doesn’t give his heart away to anyone.” One day, he falls into a hole so deep that he breaks in three […]

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What the Brain Knows: An Interview with Laura van den Berg

In “The Isle of Youth”—the title story in Laura van den Berg’s thrilling, punch-in-the-gut new story collection—a character makes reference to the concept of inborn knowledge: “how we hold inside ourselves ideas and experiences that exist on a plane far above our conscious minds.” It’s a beautiful concept, and especially useful when attempting to explain […]

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2014 Summer Writer’s Workshop: Faculty Announcement

While we still finalize plans for our inaugural Winter Workshop (hurry, the application deadline is December 20th), allow us a moment to dream of warmer days in July. Days that include some of the finest writers this nation has to offer teaching workshops, giving craft lectures, reading from new work, and sharing a drink or […]

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Your Slipcase is Showing: Books in Fashion

Clothes have, they say, more important offices than keeping us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us. – Virginia Woolf Dressing is a function, a necessity, but it can also be something wonderfully indulgent, allowing one the opportunity to escape a certain image of the self, transforming the […]

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Issue #58: Winter Reading

Travel, like great writing, makes us look at the world through new eyes. This past summer I searched for stories over four continents, from Florence to Portland to Lima to Brisbane. And I was continually rewarded by narrative, in its many forms, from the 15th century paintings in Florence and Cuzco, to poems I heard […]

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Your Weekly Forecast: George Eliot

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the […]

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Holiday! Shopping! Discounts!

Because we want nothing more than your money loved ones to be happy this holiday season, allow us to suggest a few gift ideas for those on your shopping list who might normally be hard to buy for.  

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Chag Urim Sameach

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Yes, We Too Have Holiday Sales. Literature!

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Your Weekly Forecast: Sherwood Anderson

“The fruition of the year had come and the night should have been fine with a moon in the sky and the crisp sharp promise of frost in the air, but it wasn’t that way. It rained and little puddles of water shone under the street lamps on Main Street. In the woods in the […]

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Tin House Reels: Xiangjun Shi

This week, Tin House Reels celebrates the season with the animated video “Fall (with Music)” by Xiangjun (Shixie) Shi. Shixie, who holds a B.A in Physics from Brown University and a B.F.A. in Film/Animation from Rhode Island School of Design, integrates her two academic fields in artwork that closely observes the physical world. She is fascinated with […]

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Heart of Darkness, page 54

“Still, I had also judged the jungle of both banks quite impenetrable — and yet eyes were in it, eyes that had seen us.”

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Your Weekly Forecast: Vladimir Nabokov

“The day, a compunctious Sunday after a week of blizzards, had been part jewel, part mud. In the midst of my usual afternoon stroll through the small hilly town attached to the girls’ college where I taught French literature, I had stopped to watch a family of brilliant icicles drip-dripping from the eaves of a […]

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Deal of the Month

Something new for you and your beverage. Now through November, buy any tee shirt and receive a free Tin House Koozie. hhh

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Heart of Darkness: A Look Inside the Book!

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Young George Washington and His Horse

  Taking history for granted is easy. The American Revolution, the bloody beginning of our nation, was fought over two centuries ago. It’s easy to lock those patriots in the past, to regard them as stuffy white guys who built a government that currently can’t get its act together. But there’s more to our founding […]

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Your Weekly Forecast: Leni Zumas

“Snowflakes salted the early dark, the street a white field cut by tires and boots. A siren, laughter, throbs of music from the takeout. Our mother thought my brother’s apartment was too loud, not guessing that Riley used the noise for company. Snow was an ear feather. Airplanes blinked in the sky.” —Leni Zumas, The […]

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The Weather Report: Thomas Pynchon

“Santa Anas had been blowing all the smog out of downtown L.A., funneling between the Hollywood and Puente Hills on westward through Gordita Beach and out to sea, and this had been going on for what seemed like weeks now. Offshore winds had been too strong to be doing the surf much good, but surfers […]

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Get Your Tin House Swag On!

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On the Making of Orchards

“God / Has as it were a grandchild in your art.”

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Issue #57: WILD

In our mitigated, cultivated world, is it possible to still be wild? With no wilderness, will our natures turn tame? These are two of the challenges we threw out for our Wild issue, and because writers are creative, and therefore untamed, they came back to us with very different answers. Olena Kalytiak Davis pushes into […]

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Labor Day

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” —Victor Hugo

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Happy Birthday, America

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A Father and Daughter Quit the Rat Race: An Excerpt from Possum Living

1. We Quit the Rat Race   Do you remember the story of Diogenes, the ancient Athenian crackpot? He was the one who gave away all his possessions because “People don’t own possessions, their possessions own them.” He had a drinking cup, but when he saw a child scoop up water by hand, he threw […]

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The Search For Truth

No matter what you write, they will always try and pigeonhole you. jjjj    

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