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Fatty XXL Meets the Little Mermaid High on X and Texting

For almost a decade now Action Books has been filling a gap in American publishing by translating works that are considered avant-garde masterpieces in other parts of the world into English. They published Tao Lin in the US before you knew who he was...
Blake Butler
8.2.13
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For the Voice of A Generation Tao Lin Doesn’t Say Much

Tao Lin is everywhere: his books are on the bedside table of everyone with a fringe, his reviews (lauding or condemning) clutter blogs, and he rivals Lena Dunham as the proclaimed voice of Generation Y.
Wendy Syfret
7.31.13
the vice reader

Marie Calloway on Her New Novel and Being Called "Jailbait"

"I wondered if I should go into his apartment." That line opens Marie Calloway's debut novel, <i>what purpose did i serve in your life</i>. She does go in, and the following 240 pages are what happens next. Reviews and comments about Calloway’s novel...
Lisa Carver
6.26.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

Taipei Metro

For the past couple of months, in celebration of last week's release of Tao Lin's latest novel, <i>Taipei</i>, we have been featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. In the final installment...
Tao Lin
6.12.13
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The Taipei Book Release Party Is Tonight

Yesterday Tao told us via email that he has "confirmed probably 15 ppl plan on using it as a chance to get really messed up" and "several ppl have planned to die from drugs that night also."
VICE Staff
6.5.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

Taipei Public Art

Over the past few weeks, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we have been featuring a number of photo albums taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. In this selection, Tao shares some of...
Tao Lin
5.29.13
the vice reader

An Excerpt from Tao Lin's 'Taipei'

Paul’s father was 28 and Paul’s mother was 24 when they alone (out of a combined fifteen to twenty-five siblings) left Taiwan for America. Paul was born in Virginia six years later, in 1983, when his brother was 7. Paul was 3 when the family moved to...
Tao Lin
5.28.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

Taipei Signs

In celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of iPhone photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. In this selection, Tao shows us some of his favorite...
Tao Lin
5.21.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

The Grand Hotel

Over the next few weeks, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. This selection focuses on the Grand...
Tao Lin
5.15.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

Facedown Generation

Over the next month, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. This week's photos are based on people...
Tao Lin
5.7.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

Taipei Carbs

Over the next month, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. This selection is all about the city's...
Tao Lin
4.30.13
Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

Taipei Fashion

Over the next month and a half, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. This selection is all about...
Tao Lin
4.23.13