Frederic Tuten

Fiction Writer

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 & 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
Art in America
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Global City Review
New Review of Literature
New York Times Book Review
Paris Review
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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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New York, NY
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Last update: Dec 10, 2016