Tao Lin in conversation with Christian Lorentzen

Tao Lin officially enters the world of big six publishing with his eighth published work, Taipei, an autobiographical novel. This begins in 2009 and concerns several years in the life of its 25-year-old protagonist, as he moves from Taiwan to New York City and Las Vegas. In an Observer interview from 2011, Lin said that the book “contains a marriage, somewhat extreme recreational drug usage, parents, [and] a book tour." Sadly, life doesn't always imitate art; there will be no marriages or recreational drugs at this reading. There will be parents. Lin will be joined in conversation by Christian Lorentzen, editor at The London Review of Books.Tao Lin has a BA in journalism from NYU and lives in Manhattan NY. He taught at Sarah Lawrence in 2012 and has presented on or read his writing &/or art at Vassar, Yale, Pratt, Kansas City Art Institute, Duke, LSU, UIC, Columbia College Chicago, College of Coastal Georgia, New Museum, Museum of Modern Art. His books have been translated to 12 languages and his writing has been published by New York Observer, The Believer, Noon, Gawker, Salon, Esquire, Vanity Fair (Spain), The Stranger, Flaunt, Nylon, Paper, Adbusters, Poetry Foundation, Thought Catalog. He is a regular contributor to Vice, which publishes his columns, Drug-Related Photoshop Art and iPhone Photos of Taipei. 

Event date: 

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
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