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Date of Birth July 2, 1983
Age 39 years, 5 months, 17 days
Place of Birth Alexandria
Country United States
Profession Novelist
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Tao Lin is a famous Novelist, born on July 2, 1983 in United States. As of December 2022, Tao Lin’s net worth is $5 Million. He founded a literary press called Muumuu House.

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Tao Lin Biography

A contemporary American writer, he is known for such novels as Taipei; Richard Yates; and Shoplifting from American Apparel. He also wrote a weekly column for Vice magazine. Lin was born to Taiwanese parents and grew up in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from New York University in 2005 with a B.A. in journalism. He has lectured on his writing and art at Vassar College, Kansas City Art Institute, Columbia College, UNC Chapel Hill, and other universities and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum. In 2012 and in 2015 he taught a graduate course at Sarah Lawrence College called “The Contemporary Short Story.” Lin lives in New York City..

He was born in Alexandria, Virginia to Taiwanese parents. He was briefly married to Megan Boyle.

In November 2006 Lin’s first book, a poetry collection titled you are a little bit happier than i am, was published. It was the winner of Action Books’ December Prize and has been a small-press bestseller.

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In May 2007 Lin’s first novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, and first story collection, Bed, were published simultaneously. Of the stories, Jennifer Bassett, writing in KGB Lit Journal, said: “In structure and tone, they have the feel of early Lorrie Moore and Deborah Eisenberg. Like Moore’s characters, there are a lot of plays on language and within each story, a return to the same images or ideas — or jokes. And like Moore, most of these characters live in New York, are unemployed or recently employed, and are originally from somewhere more provincial (Florida in Lin’s case, Wisconsin in Moore’s). However, Lin knows to dig a little deeper into his characters—something we see in Moore’s later stories, but less so in her early ones.”

Tao Lin Net Worth

Tao Lin is one of the richest Novelist & listed on most popular Novelist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Tao Lin's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Novelist
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He graduated from New York University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. He published his debut poetry collection, you are a little bit happier than i am, in 2006.

In May 2007 Lin’s first novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, and first story collection, Bed, were published simultaneously. Of the stories, Jennifer Bassett, writing in KGB Lit Journal, said: “In structure and tone, they have the feel of early Lorrie Moore and Deborah Eisenberg. Like Moore’s characters, there are a lot of plays on language and within each story, a return to the same images or ideas — or jokes. And like Moore, most of these characters live in New York, are unemployed or recently employed, and are originally from somewhere more provincial (Florida in Lin’s case, Wisconsin in Moore’s). However, Lin knows to dig a little deeper into his characters—something we see in Moore’s later stories, but less so in her early ones.”

In May 2008 Lin’s second poetry collection, cognitive-behavioral therapy was published.

In November 2008 Lin founded Muumuu House, an independent publishing house, and in 2010 he co-founded MDMAfilms, an independent film production company.

Who is Tao Lin dating?

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In September 2009 Lin’s novella, Shoplifting from American Apparel, was published to mixed reviews. The Guardian said, “Trancelike and often hilarious… Lin’s writing is reminiscent of early Douglas Coupland, or early Bret Easton Ellis, but there is also something going on here that is more profoundly peculiar, even Beckettian.” The Village Voice called it a “fragile, elusive book.” Bookslut said, “it shares an affected childishness with bands like The Moldy Peaches and it has a put-on weirdness reminiscent of Miranda July’s No One Belongs Here More Than You.” Time Out New York said, “Writing about being an artist makes most contemporary artists self-conscious, squeamish and arch. Lin, however, appears to be comfortable, even earnest, when his characters try to describe their aspirations (or their shortcomings) […] purposefully raw.” San Francisco Chronicle said, “Tao Lin’s sly, forlorn, deadpan humor jumps off the page […] will delight fans of everyone from Mark Twain to Michelle Tea.” Los Angeles Times said, “Camus’ The Stranger or sociopath?” while Austin Chronicle called it “scathingly funny” and said that “it might just be the future of literature.” Another reviewer described it as “a vehicle…for self-promotion.”

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Ranked on the list of most popular Novelist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Tao Lin celebrates birthday on July 2 of every year.

In an interview aired December 2009 with Michael Silverblatt on KCRW’s Bookworm Silverblatt called the novella “the purest example so far of the minimalist aesthetic as it used to be enunciated” and Lin described the novella’s style as deliberately “concrete, with all the focus on surface details, with no sentences devoted to thoughts or feelings, and I think that results in a kind of themelessness, that, in its lack of focus on anything else, the theme becomes, to me, the passage of time.”

Why is Tao Lin Cancelled?

Novelist Tao Lin has been accused of statutory rape, emotional abuse and plagiarism by his ex-partner ER Kennedy (formerly known as Ellen), Jezebel reports. Lin has refuted the allegations, saying that the pair were in a “relationship that had problems”.

Who was Tao Lin married to?

Tao Lin
SpouseMegan Boyle ​ ​ ( m. 2010; sep. 2011)​
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese林韜
Simplified Chinese林韬

What did Tao Lin do?

It’s worth saying that, in 2014, Tao Lin was accused of emotional abuse and statutory rape by the poet E. R. Kennedy. During their relationship, Lin was twenty-two; Kennedy, whose poetry Lin published through his small press, was sixteen—the age of consent in Pennsylvania, where the two had sex.

Who wrote Taipei?

Tao Lin

What is self fiction?

Autofiction combines two mutually inconsistent narrative forms, namely autobiography and fiction. An author may decide to recount their life in the third person, to modify significant details and characters, using fictive subplots and imagined scenarios with real life characters in the service of a search for self.

Lin co-founded, with Megan Boyle, the film company MDMAfilms in late 2010. So far the company has released three films, all recorded solely with the iSight camera of a Macbook: MDMA, Bebe Zeva, and Mumblecore. There is a projected fourth film, World of Warcraft, which has been “delayed.”

Published September 7, 2010, by Melville House, Richard Yates is Lin’s second novel.

The poem “room night” from this collection was anthologized in Wave Books’ State of the Union. A French translation was published by Au Diable Vauvert in 2012.

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