Tin House expands the boundaries of what great literature can do.
Publisher of award-winning books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; home to a renowned workshop and seminar series; and partner of a critically acclaimed podcast, Tin House champions writing that is artful, dynamic, and original. We are proud to publish and promote writers who speak to a wide range of experience, and lend context and nuance to their examination of our world.
The first issue of Tin House magazine arrived in the spring of 1999, the singular lovechild of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine. During its 20-year print run, the magazine established Tin House as a vital and vibrant part of the American literary landscape, a showcase for not only established, prize-winning authors, but undiscovered writers as well.
In 2002, Tin House ventured into the world of book publishing, first as an imprint with Bloomsbury, and in 2005, an independent press in Portland, Oregon. 2003 saw the launch of the Tin House Summer Workshop, where some of Tin House’s most esteemed and exciting colleagues gather together with ambitious and talented up-and-coming writers for a week of workshops, seminars, and readings on the beautiful campus of Reed College in Portland. In 2013, the workshops expanded to the intimate, genre-specific Winter Workshops at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon, and in 2015, Tin House began offering Craft Intensive seminars. 2019 saw a move online with a series of workshops and classes that continue to this day.
Today, Tin House publishes two dozen books a year, and our authors have garnered attention from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, VOGUE, Esquire, Oprah Daily, NPR, CNN, NBC, Good Morning America, and more. Tin House books have made the New York Times and other national bestseller lists, won the PEN/Jean Stein Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Edgar Award, Lambda Literary Award and been among the finalists for the National Book Award, New American Voices Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, longlisted for The Giller Prize, and more. Our workshops and seminars continue to attract high-caliber writers as both teachers and students, and in 2019, we were thrilled to announce a series of Portland-based residencies, each designed to offer greater time, space, and financial flexibility to authors. We were also delighted to announce our partnership with David Naimon, whose “Between the Covers” podcast is now available on our website. Naimon’s long-form in-depth interviews have been singled out by The Guardian, Financial Times, Variety, Book Riot, and BuzzFeed as one of the most notable book podcasts for writers and readers around. Each episode is a conversation of which we at Tin House are honored to be a part.
Whether through our books, workshops, seminars, residencies, or podcast, Tin House’s doors will always be open to great writing, and to those who love it.