11 June 2007

TAO LIN has had quite a few public literary feuds. In a May Bookslut interview, he helpfully explained them all. There was Lin vs. Marco Roth (they’re now friends), Lin vs. Whitney Pastorek (also now friends), and Lin vs. Kevin Sampsell (they’re MySpace friends, obvs). “I view myself with wry detachment,” Lin told Bookslut’s Ned Vizzini, and in his two-book debut — Eeeee Eee Eeee, a novel, and Bed, a short-story collection — that much is clear. Having appealed for the death of commercial writing for months on his blog (http://reader-of-depressing-books.blogspot.com), he has now arrived as a newly minted young star on the mainstream literary scene. Revel in the purposeful irony with Lin — he likes it — at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge | June 11 at 7 pm | free | 617.499.2000.

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