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Lynne Tillman, Writer and cultural critic

Ms. Tillman received a B.A. in 1967 in English Literature from Hunter College. Her fifth novel, AMERICAN GENIUS, A COMEDY, was published by Soft Skull Press (2006). Her previous novels include HAUNTED HOUSES and NO LEASE ON LIFE, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Ms. Tillman has published three nonfiction books: an essay collection, THE BROAD PICTURE (1997); THE VELVET YEARS: WARHOL’S FACTORY 1965-67 (1995), based on photographs by Stephen Shore; and four story collections, including THIS IS NOT IT, stories and novellas written in response to the work of 22 contemporary artists, such as Roni Horn, Jeff Koons, Vik Muniz, and Barbara Kruger (2002). In May 2011, her collection SOMEDAY THIS WILL BE FUNNY was published. Ms. Tillman‚s fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, such as THE NEW GOTHIC, NEW YORK WRITES AFTER 9/11, LIFE AS WE SHOW IT, THE SHOW I‚LL NEVER FORGET, and WILD HISTORY, and in journals, such as Cabinet, Bomb, Tin House, McSweeney‚s, Black Clock, Aperture. Her essays on art and culture have been published in Artforum, Art in America, Aperture, The New York Times Arts and Leisure and The New York Times Book Review. Currently, she writes a column for Frieze magazine. In 2006 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and her papers acquired by New York University‚s Fales Library. Ms. Tillman is Professor/Writer-in-Residence at The State University of New York at Albany, and fiction editor of Fence magazine. She is on the boards of Housing Works Bookstore and Caf√?¬©; Triple Canopy, and a Trustee of the PEN American Center. Ms. Tillman was appointed critic in sculpture in 2011.

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