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Julia Elliott and Jeff VanderMeer in Conversation

Robots may search for love, but there’s nothing wilder than human nature in this genre-bending short story collection from debut writer Elliott . . . This book will take you to places you never dreamed of going and aren’t quite sure you want to stay, but you won’t regret the journey. —Kirkus

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Sister Golden Hair

The Vagabond Motor Lodge sat across the street from the Fiji Island restaurant, wedged between Johnny’s Auto Parts and a gas station with a flying horse on its neon sign.

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Preorder Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering!

Preorder Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering and get a free copy of the Fall issue of Tin House.

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Darcy Steinke and Elizabeth Gilbert in Conversation

“[Sister Golden Hair] absolutely dazzled me . . . a searingly accurate portrait of a time and a way of thinking—a moment in American history when gleeful abandon had decayed into regular old abandon, and when new cultural freedoms suddenly seemed more dangerous than intoxicating.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things

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Sent Traveling

Plagued by doubt, I pick at my prose, searching for answers. If I keep scratching, the text will bleed. I stop writing. Though the novel is nearly done, a crucial element is missing and I am uncertain how to proceed.

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An Interview with Martha Baillie, author of The Search for Heinrich Schlögel

“Baillie delivers a work of magical realism that captures the experience of postcolonial guilt…and gives voice to a silenced past.”
—Starred and boxed Publishers Weekly

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The Search for Heinrich Schlögel : An Excerpt

The sentences that Heinrich loved best were hard as rock candy and lasted.

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An Interview with Lacy M. Johnson, author of The Other Side

“Ferociously beautiful and courageous, Johnson’s intimate story sheds light on the perpetuation of violence against women.”
—Starred Kirkus

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Anthems for a Book Tour

Tonight I’ll be standing in a room of people and, for all I know, the only thing they’ll know about me is that I’m the woman wrote that one book, the one about getting kidnapped and raped by a man I used to love.

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Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots by William Wallace Cook

A pretends that a wax figure, X, is his wife

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“Short Story: A Process of Revision” by Antonya Nelson

from The Writer’s Notebook II: Craft Essays from Tin House

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“The Only Solution to the Soul Is the Senses: A Meditation on Bill Murray and Myself” by David Shields

from The Story About the Story II: Great Writers Explore Great Literature

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“Place” by Dorothy Allison

from The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House

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Salinger and Sobs

from The Story About the Story: Great Writers Explore Great Literature

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Us Conductors: An Excerpt

I was Leon Termen before I was Dr Theremin, and before I was Leon, I was Lev Sergeyvich. The instrument that is now known as a theremin could as easily have been called a leon, a lyova, a sergeyvich. It could have been called a clara, after its greatest player.

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Tin House Reels: Orland Nutt

Orland Nutt makes short films that are intended to “transport the viewer to somewhere no one else can take them.” Drawing inspiration from poets, dancers, TV personalities, and other experimental filmmakers, Nutt creates something new and wonderfully bizarre.For this week’s Tin House Reels, we’re happy to share Nutt’s short I am Into Your Fire, which is […]

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Dirty Words

Tin House author, Lacy Johnson responds to George Will’s op-ed column, “Colleges become the victims of progressivism”, in The Washington Post.

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The Other Side

Excerpts from “The Other Side” Coming from Tin House Books July 2014

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Fishing Shack

From “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself” Coming May 2014

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I tramp a perpetual journey…

From “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself” Coming May 2014

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Walt Whitman, an American…

From “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself” Coming May 2014

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Astronaut

From “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself” Coming May 2014

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Grass Baby

From “Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself” Coming May 2014

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Tin House Reels: Bianca Stone

Epitaph in Reverse, today’s feature from Bianca Stone, includes the sort of artistic play that shows the author’s permissive relationship to her own creative mind. There is an elasticity to Stone’s process- she lets ink drops bleed, invites smudging, and whitewashes sections of her drawings for an explicit redo. “Since I end up eviscerating the […]

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The Understory, An Excerpt

Chapter One

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