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Frederic Tuten

Frederic Tuten

Author's Bio

Frederic Tuten has written about art, literature and film in Art Forum, The New York Times, Vogue, and the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal; was an actor in an Alain Resnais movie; taught with Paul Bowles in Morocco; co-wrote the cult-classic Possession, and along the way, earned two Pushcart Prizes, a PhD in literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Distinguished Writing from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of five novels: The Adventures of Mao on the Long March; Tintin in the New World; Tallien: A Brief Romance; Van Gogh’s Bad Café; The Green Hour; and a book of inter-related short stories: Self Portraits: Fictions.

Publications and Prizes

Self Portraits: Fictions (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010), The Green Hour (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002), Van Gogh's Bad Cafe (Morrow, 1997), Tintin in the New World (Morrow, 1993), Tallien: A Brief Romance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988), The Adventures of Mao on the Long March (Citadel Press, 1971)
Art Forum, Bomb, Conjunctions, Fence, Fiction, Global City Review, Granta, Harper's, New Review of Literature, New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, Vogue
Notable Mention, Best American Essays 2015; Pushcart Short Story Prize 2016; Pushcart Short Story Prize, 2015; Pushcart Short Story Prize, 2012; American Academy of Arts and Letters: Award for Distinguished Writing, 2001; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing; 1973-1974.

Frederic Tuten Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Mardi by Herman Melville, Hotels in North America by Rick Moody, Shostakovich: A Life Remembered by Elizabeth Wilson
Favorite Books:
The Magic Mountain: Thomas Mann, Under the Volcano: Malcolm Lowry, The Baron in The Trees: Italo Calvino, Bark Tree: Raymond Queneau, The Sheltering Sky: Paul Bowles
Favorite Authors:
Calvino, Queneau, Mann, Joyce, Wolf, Fitzgerald, Djuna Barns, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, Nabokov, Jane Bowles

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Listing last updated: October 9, 2015

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Fiction Writer
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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