Synopses & Reviews
Founded in 1999, Tin House
's mission was to create a literary magazine without the stuffy, elitist reputation that afflicts so much of the genre. The only literary journal with a recipe for its own martini, Tin House
quickly established itself as one of the most exciting, eclectic, and popular literary magazines in America, regularly honored in anthologies like Best American Stories
, Best American Essays
, Best American Poetry
, The O. Henry Prize Stories
, and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. Best of Tin House
celebrates six years of the magazine and wonderful storytelling.
Authors include James Salter, Deborah Eisenberg, Denis Johnson, Aimee Bender, Steven Millhauser, Steve Almond, Amy Bloom, Pinckney Benedict, Robert Olen Butler, Elizabeth Tallent, Mark Jude Poirier, Marshall N. Klimasewiski, Ryan Harty, Anthony Swofford, Amanda Eyre Ward, and others.
"Named after the Portland, Oregon, Victorian house in which its main office is located, Tin House magazine was founded in 1999 by Oregon publishing mogul and activist Win McCormack. Over the last seven years, the magazine has gone on to publish some of the biggest names in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. This cream-of-the-crop anthology consists of 27 short stories culled over the last four years, and follows up the magazine's previous anthology, Bestial Noise. It includes pieces from Aimee Bender, Deborah Eisenberg, Denis Johnson, Martha McPhee, Steven Millhauser, James Salter, Julia Slavin and many others. As the foreword from Dorothy Allison puts it: 'Here you will find complicated, deep portraits of the human that sing of worth and hope and endurance.' The cover design is fairly generic compared with the competition (i.e., McSweeney's), but what's inside is anything but." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Tin House may very well represent the future of literary magazines." Village Voice
"Tin House stands at the top of the list of quarterlies publishing today." Rick Moody
"Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines....Colorful, lively, loud, and often sexy." Kirkus Reviews
"Tin House shows with this stunning collection that it has many rooms, all of them astonishing, full of the best writers in the country. To see what is going on right inside the front door of American letters, open this book." -RonCarlson, author of A Kind of Flying "You find in Tin House what you hope to find in life. People who give the best of themselves in poems and stories and essays, who offer great conversation in the form of interviews, and who even set the table with recipes for food and drink. Around that table, you hear voices new and old, fresh and forgotten, lionized and overlooked. At dinner once, Frank Conroy raised his glass and offered this toast: If we feel the pain so acutely, why not the pleasure? A Tin House anthology is the glass raised, the guests honored, and a celebration for writer and reader alike." -Charles D'Ambrosio, author of The Dead Fish Museum "Like many people, and most writers I know, I read every issue of Tin House, from cover to cover, for three reasons. One: Because it makes me believe that we still live in a world in which people care about writing, language, literature, and art. Two: Because there is nothing else like it. And three: Because it's so consistently smart, surprising, and so amazingly good." -Francine Prose, author of A Changed Man
Tin House editors have assembled a dazzling selection of stories showcasing the work of contemporary masters of the short form. Authors include James Salter, Deborah Eisenberg, Denis Johnson, Aimee Bender, Steven Millhauser, Steve Almond, Amy Bloom, Pinckney Benedict, Robert Olen Butler, Elizabeth Tallent, Mark Jude Poirier, Anthony Swofford.
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Dorothy Allison, Steve Almond, Aimee Bender, Pinckney Benedict, David Benioff, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Deborah Eisenberg, Ryan Harty, Howard Hunt, Frances Hwang, Denis Johnson, Marshall N. Klimasewiski, Ellen Litman, Howard Luxenberg, Martha McPhee, Steven Millhauser, Lucia Nevai, Mark Jude Poirier, Natasha Radojcic, Stacey Richter, James Salter, Jim Shepard, Anthony Swofford, Julia Slavin, Elizabeth Tallent, Amanda Eyre Ward, Jung H. Yun