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Lynne Tillman

‘Things that we love, things that we hate – we need to crack it open.’

Lynne Tillman

Lynne Tillman writes novels, short stories, essays and criticism. Her novel No Lease on Life was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction, and her essay collection What Would Lynne Tillman Do? a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. She frequently writes fiction and essays for artists' books and museum catalogues, most recently for Raymond Pettibon, Joan Jonas, Cindy Sherman and Carroll Dunham. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Grant for Arts Writing, and is a Professor/Writer-in-Residence in the English Department at the University of Albany. In 2021, a selected collection of Tillman's short stories will appear from Soft Skull Press, and a new collection of art essays published by David Zwirner Books. Her novel American Genius, A Comedy is forthcoming from Peninsula Press. She lives in Manhattan with the bass player David Hofstra.

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