As Author Liaison for Red Room, I’m very excited to announce that Tin House Bookshas partnered with us to be the official online home for its authors! I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the wide variety of exceptional writers whom Tin House publishes:
Win McCormack is publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine. He published Oregon Magazine from 1976 to 1988, has also been involved in publishing Oregon Business, Oregon Home, Travel Oregon, Military History Quarterly, and Art and Auction magazines, and was involved in the start-up of Mother Jones. He is editor of the books Profiles of Oregon, Great Moments in Oregon History, and The Rajneesh Chronicles. He won a William Allen White award for his investigative coverage of the Rajneesh cult from 1982-1986. He is also the author of You Don’t Know Me: A Citizen’s Guide to Republican Family Values.
Karen Lee Boren received her MFA from Wichita State University and a PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She teaches literature and creative writing at Rhode Island College. Her fiction has appeared in the Florida Review, Night Train, Karamu, Hawai’i Pacific Review, and Dominion Review. Her nonfiction has appeared in Cream City Review and the Lonely Planet anthology Rite of Passage: Tales of Backpacking ’Round Europe. Her debut novel, Girls in Peril, was published by Tin House in 2006.
Adam Braver is the author of Mr. Lincoln’s Wars, Divine Sarah, Crows Over the Wheatfield, and most recently, November 22, 1963. His books have been selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers program, Border’s Original Voices series, and twice for the Book Sense list. His work has appeared in journals such as Daedalus, Ontario Review, Cimarron Review, Water-Stone Review, Harvard Review, Tin House, West Branch, and Post Road. He teaches at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, and at the NY State Summer Writers Institute.
Lucy Corin’s short stories have been published in numerous journals, including Ploughshares, the Iowa Review, the Mid-American Review, and Conjunctions, and anthologized in the collections The Iowa Anthology of Innovative Fiction and New Stories for the South: The Year’s Best. Her short story collection, The Entire Predicament, was published by Tin House in 2007, and her novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls, was published by FC2 in 2004. Currently, she teaches English at the University of California, Davis.
Josh Goldfaden's short stories have appeared in Meridian, Mid-American Review, New England Review, Salmagundi, the Sewanee Review, Washington Square, ZYZZYVA, and others. His first book, a short story collection, Human Resources, was published by Tin House Books in April 2007. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Story Prize, and awarded the 2008 Devil's Kitchen Prose Award.
Jim Krusoe was born in Cleveland, Ohio, which is the location of his forthcoming novel from Tin House, Erased. He is the author of five books of poetry, the short story collection Blood Lake, and the novels Iceland and Girl Factory. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, founder of The Santa Monica Review, and currently teaches creative writing at Antioch University and Santa Monica College.
Alex Lemon's poetry collections include Hallelujah Blackout (forthcoming in 2008 from Milkweed Editions), Mosquito, and the chapbook At Last Unfolding Congo. A memoir is also forthcoming from Scribner. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines, including AGNI, BOMB, Denver Quarterly Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Open City, Pleiades and Tin House. His translations (with Wang Ping) of a number of contemporary Chinese poets have appeared in Tin House, Artful Dodge, New American Writing and other journals. He co-edits LUNA: A Journal of Poetry and Translation with Ray Gonzalez and is a frequent contributor to The Bloomsbury Review.
Michele Matheson is an actress and novelist, as well as a singer/keyboardist and has recorded with a band, The Black Tales, in New York. In 2006, Tin House Books published Saving Angelfish, a story loosely based on her life. She lives in Los Angeles.
Keith Lee Morris is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Clemson University. His short stories have been published in A Public Space, Southern Review, Ninth Letter, Story Quarterly, New England Review, The Sun, and the Georgia Review, among other publications. The University of Nevada published his first two books: The Greyhound Gods (2003) and The Best Seats in the House (2004). His most recent book is The Dart League King, published by Tin House. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina.
Lucia Nevai is the author of Seriously, a novel, published by Little, Brown, and Salvation, published by Tin House.. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, Iowa Review, Zoetrope All-Story, the New Yorker, Glimmer Train, and other literary magazines. Her first collection, Star Game, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her second collection, Normal, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, she lives in upstate New York.
Mary Otis’s short story collection Yes Yes Cherries was published by Tin House Books and was selected as an E! Entertainmnet "Must Read Book of 2007." She has had short stories and essays published in Best New American Voices, Los Angeles Times, Berkeley Literary Journal, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review and Santa Monica Review. She recently had an essay and story published in the anthologies Woof: Fiction Writers on Dogs (Viking) and Do Me: Tales of Sex and Love (Tin House). Her story "Pilgrim Girl" received an honorable mention for a Pushcart Prize, and her story "Unstruck" was cited in 100 Distinguished Stories in the Best American Short Stories 2006. A 2007 Walter Dakin Fellow, she is originally from Boston and lives in Los Angeles where she teaches in the UC Riverside Low-Residency MFA Program.
Jeff Parker is the author of the novel Ovenman and The Back of the Line, a collection of stories and images in collaboration with artist William Powhida. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Hobart, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Walrus, and other pubs. He teaches at the University of Toronto and is the program director of Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Zak Smith was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1976. In addition to the Gravity’s Rainbow illustrations, which were shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and are now in the collection of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Smith’s recent projects include the multipanel painting 100 Girls and 100 Octopuses and an ongoing series of portraits of friends and acquaintances in the sex industry entitled Girls in the Naked Girl Business as well as a number of stand-alone paintings and drawings, abstract and otherwise. His work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide and is held in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. He is a frequent contributor to several independent comics and zines, including Paping and See How Pretty, See How Smart. His first monograph, Zak Smith: Pictures of Girls, was published in 2005, and We Did Porn, his collection of stories from working in the adult film industry, is forthcoming from Tin House in 2009.
I encourage you to check them out and make each one feel welcome! This is the first of many partnerships we look forward to announcing, and we’re excited to have these talented and diverse authors as a part of the Red Room community.
-Max Sindell, Author Liaison