Frederic Tuten

Watkins/Loomis Agency PO Box 20925
New York, NY 10025

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

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)
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

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Fiction Writer
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New York
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New York, NY
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Last updated: Dec 10, 2016