Synopses & Reviews
Untamed, unkempt and just plain wild. In this issue of Tin House youre along for the ride as we take a peek into unruly worlds from Nevada brothels to rest stops just outside of Portland, Oregon. We uncover dispatches from writers like Viña Delmar and John Muir, reaching out from their respective far-flung corners of the world. Lost and Founds like Ursula K. Le Guin on Harold Davis's "Honey in the Horn" and Emma Komlos-Hrobsky on Rosemarie Waldrop's "A Form of Taking it All" rough up our pages. Get ready for a wild ride.
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"Tin House magazine is a port in the storm for people who love language. It is unfailingly excellent, and committed to publishing new voices in addition to delivering freaky-fresh work from established writers." --Karen Russell
"As everything goes increasingly haywire in our politics and in our world, we stand in ever-increasing need of the emotional and ethical education that great literary magazines can provide. And in what other forum than TIN HOUSE can you find William Gass, Steven Millhauser, Karen Russell and Stuart Dybek -- or Anne Carson, Alice Munro, Amy Hempel, and Sherman Alexie -- all in the same issue? And combined with essays on Raymond Chandler, or Fat City, or trauma? With each issue you finish, youre more awake, erudite, socially aware, and alert to exciting new writers. What more do you want between two covers, anyway?" --Jim Shepard
In this issue Tin House explores it's Wild side. We're taking a peek at untamed places, people, things, events, happenings, and experiences. Unmediated, unfiltered, from the past, present, and future.
Tin House is a beautifully designed periodical featuring some of the best writers of our time alongside a new generation of talent poised to become the most important voices of the future. Its content includes short stories, profiles, author interviews, poetry, essays, and unique departments such as "Lost and Found," in which writers review overlooked or underrated books. Other sections include "Blithe Spirits" and "Readable Feast," which present tales and recipes for drinks and food in a literary way. This issue includes original fiction by Steven Millhauser, Charles Baxter, Phil Klay Diane Williams, and William Gass, poetry by Greg Pardlo, Eric Berg, Jericho Brown, and Michael Roberts, and nonfiction by J. C. Hallman and Paul Reyes. Tin House is one of the most popular literary magazines in the country, and this new lineup of writers keeps readers warm all winter long.
Tin House is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes new writers as well as more established voices; essays as well as fiction, poetry, and interviews.
About the Author
Win McCormack is publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine. He has been in the magazine and book publishing business since 1976. He published Oregon Magazine from 1976 to 1988, and 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, and won a William Allen White award for his investigative coverage of the Rajneesh cult from 1982-1986. He writes on politics and wrote the article "Deconstructing the Election: Foucault, Derrida and GOP strategy," about the presidential election debacle in Florida in 2000, for the Nation. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon.Rob Spillman is editor of Tin House magazine and executive editor of Tin House Books. He was previously the monthly book columnist for Details magazine and is a contributor of book reviews and essays to Salon and Bookforum. He has written for the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Review, British GQ, Connoisseur, Details, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Premiere, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sports Illustrated, SPY, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Worth, among other magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. He has also worked for Random House, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker.Holly MacArthur lives in Portland, OR.