Literature Program

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.


UB English Dept. & Hallwalls Exhibit X Fiction presents

Lynne Tillman

Lynn Tillman

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and critic. 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. 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, Kiki Smith, and Barbara Kruger (2002). In May 2011, her fourth story collection, SOMEDAY THIS WILL BE FUNNY was published by Cursor/Red Lemonade Press. 

Tillman’s fiction has been included 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, WILD HISTORY, and Hallwalls' own BLATANT ARTIFICE 2/3, and in journals, such as Cabinet, The Happy Hypocrite, Conjunctions, Bomb, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Black Clock, Aperture. Her essays on art and culture have been published in Artforum, Aperture, and The New York Times Arts and Leisure and The New York Times Book Review. Currently, she writes a column for Frieze magazine. 

In 2006 Tillman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her papers acquired by New York University’s Fales Library. She has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony many times. Tillman is Professor/Writer-in-Residence at The University at Albany. She is fiction editor of Fence magazine and on the boards of Housing Works Bookstore and Café; Triple Canopy; The International Advisory Committee for the Wexner Prize, and is a Trustee of the PEN American Center. She is a fellow of the New York Institute of the Humanities.

25 YEARS AGO: Lynne Tillman's Hallwalls Timeline:

February 20, 1986 - FICTION DICTION
February 21, 1986 - REPOSITIONS

Living With Contradictions (Top Stories #10)

Tillman, Lynne , Dickson, Jane (illus.)

Buffalo: Hallwalls, 1982. Stapled booklet. Illustrations by Jane Dickson. Issued as Top Stories #10. A poetry chapbook.


Sunday, March 15, 1981


Readings by Edmund White & Lynne Tillman at Hallwalls.

Co-sponsored/co-presented by Poets and Writers, Inc.

[NOTE: Audio documentation of this event is in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collection of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries.]