Tin House

Faculty // 2017

Winter

Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry


Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane and the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin City Literary Award, the Goldsmith’s Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and the European Union Prize for Literature. His stories have appeared in Tin House, the New Yorker, Granta and many other journals. His work has been translated into 16 languages. He also writes screenplays, plays and radio plays. He lives in County Sligo, Ireland.


Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos


Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart, and the forthcoming essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, Glamour, Post Road, Salon, New York Times, Dissent, Bitch Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essays have won prizes from Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly, and The Center for Women Writers. She is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), and serves on the Board of Directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. 


T. Geronimo Johnson

T. Geronimo Johnson


T. Geronimo Johnson, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Stegner Fellow, is a novelist whose work has been selected by the Wall Street Journal Book Club, named a 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, longlisted for the National Book Award, longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize, included on Time Magazine’s list of the top ten books of 2015, and named the winner of the 2015 Ernest J Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Johnson was a 2016 National Book Award judge.


Ada Limón

Ada Limón


Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.


Rob Spillman

Rob Spillman


Rob Spillman is editor of Tin House magazine and editorial advisor of Tin House Books, as well as the author of the recent memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties. He is the 2015 recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing as well as the 2015 VIDO Award from VIDA. He was previously the monthly book columnist for Details magazine and is a contributor of book reviews and essays to Salon and Bookforum. 


Michelle Wildgen

Michelle Wildgen


Michelle Wildgen is a writer, editor, and teacher in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to being an executive editor at the literary journal Tin House, Michelle is the author of the novels Bread and Butter, But Not For Long, You’re Not You , and the editor of an anthology, Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast. Her fiction, personal essays, and food writing have also appeared in publications including The New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, and anthologies such as Naming the World and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer, Best New American Voices 2004, and Best Food Writing 2004 and 2009.


Kevin Young

Kevin Young


Kevin Young is the author of seven books of poetry and editor of eight others, including Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award, and Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award. His book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize  He is currently Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch


Lidia Yuknavitch is the acclaimed author of seven books, including The Small Backs of Children (Harpers) and The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), and a TED Talk titled The Beauty of Being a Misfit. Her next book The Book of Joan is due from Harpers April 18th. She is a seasoned teacher of writing & literature, and has crafted her body-centered art-making philosophy into a groundbreaking workshop practice—Corporeal Writing. She is the recipient of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction for the Oregon Book Awards, as well as two Reader’s Choice awards, a PNBA award, and was a finalist for the 2012 Pen Center creative nonfiction award. 


Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder


Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon, 2010). His poems, essays and translations have appeared in many publications, including Bomb, Slate, Poetry, Paris Review, and The Believer. Currently he works as an editor for Wave Books, and teaches as a member of the core faculty of UCR-Palm Desert’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing. His new book of poems, Sun Bear, is coming spring 2014 from Copper Canyon.