September 7-9, 2018 Hannah Tinti will be teaching at the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat in Alaska. This generative writing workshop is open to all levels, and blends craft talks, in-class exercises, readings, and discussion, along with unstructured time to experience the stunning & wild nature of Alaska. Space is limited. Deadline to apply is June 30th. Go here for more information.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley has been nominated for an Edgar Award, in the category of Best Novel. Winners will be announced on April 26th.
This past November Hannah took part in Wordstock, a literary festival in Portland, OR, and was interviewed live on stage by the public radio program State of Wonder. Click below to listen to Hannah discuss Greek myths, greasy poles, learning how to be vulnerable, and how she wrote The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.
Earlier this year, Hannah Tinti & Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo were hosted by author Julia Glass at Twenty Summers, a non-profit art center in Provincetown, MA. Their conversation was recently posted online. Click below to view. The ukulele comes out at the end.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is a finalist for the New England Book Awards. Three cheers for NEIBA and all of the great booksellers who’ve supported the book.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is now out in Germany. Many thanks to Kein & Aber for the beautiful edition, and to The Marsh Agency for making it happen.
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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
In the nine years since her debut novel, The Good Thief, was published, Hannah Tinti has crafted another masterpiece. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores a captivating father-daughter relationship, weaving the pair’s saga through two narrative timelines. The first follows a young girl named Loo as she comes of age in a small Massachusetts town. The second reveals her father’s past through 12 stories chronicling the events that led to his 12 bullet wounds. The result is a fascinating literary thriller, with Tinti building the tension as both timelines count down to the final gunshot.
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is now out in France. Published by Éditions Gallimard and translated by Mona de Pracontal. I am very grateful.