Tin House

Tin House


By Chris Adrian; Nick Flynn; Sam Lipsyte

Tin House Books, Paperback, 9780977698943, 235pp.

Publication Date: April 2007

In this issue of "Tin House" some of today's most prominent writers examine evil in its various manifestations, from war to torture to Satanism. Featured here, among others, are works by Francine Prose, author of "A Changed Man, " Nick Flynn, author of the award-winning collection of poems "Some Ether, " and Chris Adrian, whose short fiction has appeared in "The Paris Review, McSweeney's, The New Yorker, " and "The Best American Short Stories."

About the Author
CHRIS ADRIAN is the author of Gob s Grief, The Children s Hospital and A Better Angel, which was selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Adrian, a fellow in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of California and a Ph.D. student at Harvard Divinity School, was also selected as one of The New Yorker s 20 Under 40 to watch.

Nick Flynn has worked as a ship's captain, an electrician, and a case-worker with homeless adults. His most recent book is The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (2011), is a collection of poems that are linked to his latest memoir, The Ticking is the Bomb (2010).His previous memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France's Prix Femina, and has been translated into fourteen languages. He is also the author of a play, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008), as well as two other books of poetry, Some Ether (2000), and Blind Huber (2002). Flynn's first memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, has been adapted into a full feature film called Being Flynn, which is scheduled for release in 2012 from Focus Features. Being Flynn is directed by Paul Weitz and starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore. Flynn himself is executive producer and artistic collaborator on the film. Flynn is a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston.

Sam Lipsyte is the New York Times bestselling author of Venus Drive, The Subject Steve, Home Land, and The Ask. He won the first annual Believer Book Award and was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. He teaches writing at the Columbia University School of the Arts.