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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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Whitman Illuminated

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?… .I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. From Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself, illustrated by Allen Crawford, […]

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Hey, Look, An AWP Party!

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Your Weekly Forecast: Kevin Sampsell

We were in my car in a giant parking lot by the shopping mall. The windshield wipers on my car weren’t working, so we sat there and waited for the rain to ease up. But it just got stormier, and the rain got heavier and pounded on top of the car like someone playing a […]

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We’ve All Done It

A Valentine’s Day Playlist from Kevin Sampsell!

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You’re Mine: A Valentine from Bianca Stone

In the 1990′s, it seems I was only laboring over which Valentine to give Peter MacIntyre. It was a delicate matter, as subtleties are not lost on 3rd graders. Should I choose something terrifying, like the one that said (simply) “I Love You” inside a Ninja Turtle heart? Certainly not “Cowabunga, You’re Neat,” which would go to […]

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Tin House Reels: Dustin Grella

This week, Tin House Reels presents three shorts from Dustin Grella’s  Animation Hotline, a series that artfully expands and exposes the private moments people whisper into telephones. As a type of performance art at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Grella, teaming up with sponsor HP, planted various phones around the festival grounds. Those in attendance […]

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Happy Pub Date, Peter Mountford!

 Maybe you were one of the lucky folks whose local bookstore has been stocking The Dismal Science for weeks, but today–officially–the book exists in the world. Publishing this one is an honor, and feels like a real coup for us. If you haven’t already, we’d encourage you to read a sampling of it here, along […]

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The Dismal Science: An Excerpt

“Rumor had it that breakfast at the World Bank’s cafeteria wasn’t as good as breakfast at the IMF’s cafeteria, even though both were made by Marriot from identical recipes and ingredients. The debate was, of course, not about breakfast at all; it was about the participants in the debate, a select group in the twin organizations, where breakfast wasn’t popular, since most people took it at home. Joining the debate indicated you were prepared to take at least two of your daily meals at the office, which suggested ambition.”

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Your Weekly Forecast: Karen Shepard

“Blue jays argued in the shrubbery. The birches stood al- ready bare, while, other than the hue of their leaves, the maples stood in mantles of full summer. Had either Char- lie or Julia bent to lay a hand to the ground, they would have felt the oncoming winter seeping up through the earth like […]

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Tin House Books – 2014!

An exciting look at 2014!

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The Dismal Science: A Conversation with Peter Mountford and David Shields

David Shields: All of your work seems to me mature, complex, layered, bittersweet, but this book feels almost unspeakably sad. How do you write or read about such sadness without succumbing? This is a bit of a rhetorical question on my part. I can’t read work that isn’t unspeakably sad, but I want to hear […]

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A Year of Firsts!

In honor of a New Year, here are some great first pages from the 2013 authors of Tin House Books. It’s hard to read just one page!   Read more of American Dream Machine. Read more of Cities of Refuge.   Read more of Heart of Darkness. Read more Low Down.

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On Beginnings: Ann Hood

Wisdom Coupon: Beginning with Dialogue.

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Desiderata: Tin House Author Favorites of 2013

  Matthew Spekctor, author of American Dream Machine:  Novel: I hate playing favorites, but Owen King’s Double Feature takes on the movies at once so persuasively and with such esprit. It’s hard to think of a new novel that gave me more sheer pleasure this year than this one. Short Story Collection: Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove, for being […]

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A.J. Albany’s Low Down – Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2014!

Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood a memoir by A. J. Albany has been adapted to a film starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, and Flea.    Low Down, A. J. Albany’s fond memoir of a fractured childhood in the hot center of Hollywood’s 1960s noir jazz scene, […]

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Heart of Darkness in Motion!

“The horror! The horror!” Gaze upon The Heart of Darkness, ye mighty, and despair! All right, we’re mixing up our quotes, but it’s often hard to describe the effect of art upon the spirit—especially images as eerie, vibrant, and vicious as Matt Kish’s illustrated edition of Conrad’s classic Heart of Darkness. Check out this wonderful video (courtesy of the Tin […]

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Talking Turkey

From Harriet Fasenfest’s  A Householder’s Guide to the Universe comes this no-nonsense take on turkeys, Thanksgiving, and Holiday Hoo-Ha. Talking Turkey I Now you’d think, given all the work involved in putting up the quinces (quince paste this year), walnuts (we shelled and froze fifty pounds), and pig (at least the trim bag), that I would be […]

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November 22, 1963: Zapruder’s Viewfinder

An excerpt from Adam Braver’s novel, November 22, 1963

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