Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti is a writer, editor, and teacher.

Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. Her new novel, The Twelve Bullets of Samuel Hawley, is forthcoming from Dial Press, and has been optioned for film by Matt Reeves/6th & Idaho & Endemol Shine.

Hannah has worked at bookstores, magazines, publishing houses, and literary agencies. In 2002 she co-founded the award-winning magazine One Story and for the past 13 years has been its Editor in Chief. In 2009 she received the PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing and in 2014 One Story won the AWP Prize for Best Small Press. In 2011, she joined the Public Radio program, Selected Shorts, as their Literary Commentator, interviewing authors and actors about the importance of literature and reading.

Hannah is also a celebrated teacher of creative writing. She co-founded Wishing Stone Workshops and the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy with Dani Shapiro and Michael Maren. She currently teaches at New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, Columbia University’s MFA  program and at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

She grew up in Salem, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn, New York (where she was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture). You can follow her on twitter @hannahtinti.



Illustration by Arthur Jones.