Frederic Tuten

Watkins/Loomis Agency PO Box 20925
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 
212-532-0080

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 three Pushcart Prizes, the O. Henry Prize, 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

Books: 
Self Portraits: Fictions
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
, Tallien: A Brief Romance
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988)
, The Adventures of Mao on the Long March
(Citadel Press, 1971)
, The Green Hour
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
, Tintin in the New World
(Morrow, 1993)
, Van Gogh's Bad Cafe
(Morrow, 1997)
Journals: 
Art Forum, Art in America, Bomb, Conjunctions, Fence, Fiction, Global City Review, Granta, Harper's, New Review of Literature, New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, TriQuarterly, Vogue
Prizes Won: 
The O. Henry Prize 2016; 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.

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
,
Dating Tips for the Unemployed by Iris Smyles
,
Bark Tree by Raymond Queneau

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
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Last updated: Dec 10, 2016