Richard Yates by Tao Lin

Sep 2010 / Melville House


Spain (Alpha Decay, 2011)
Italy (Saggiatore, 2011)
France (Au Diable Vauvert, 2012)
Germany (Lux, 2014)


vm [at] (foreign rights)


01.19.12 Le Monde 2 3
01.05.12 Les Inrocks
01.18.11 Full Stop
11.26.10 3:AM Magazine
11.13.10 The Guardian
10.14.10 London Review of Books
10.13.10 Boston Phoenix
09.25.10 Village Voice
09.24.10 New York Times
09.24.10 Boston Globe
09.22.10 New York Observer
09.22.10 The Stranger
09.22.10 BlackBook
09.22.10 LA Weekly
09.16.10 Vice
09.16.10 It's Nice That
09.10.10 Flaunt
09.07.10 Autostraddle
08.26.10 Time Out New York
08.19.10 Interview
08.18.10 New York Observer

"[Richard Yates] is a focused, moving, and rather upsetting portrait of two oddballs in love."
—Boston Globe

"[G]enuinely funny...accurate, often filthy dispatches on what it is to be young and pushing against the world."
—New York Times

"Richard Yates is hilarious, menacing, and hugely intelligent. Tao Lin is a Kafka for the iPhone generation. He has that most important gift: it’s impossible to imagine anyone else writing like he does and sounding authentic. Yet he has already spawned a huge school of Lin imitators. As precocious and prolific as he is, every book surpasses the last. Tao Lin may well be the most important writer under thirty working today."
—Clancy Martin

"[Richard Yates] is like a ninety-foot pigeon. You've never seen anything like it before, and yet it is somehow exactly like the world we live in."
—Daniel Handler

"Tao Lin writes from moods that less radical writers would let pass—from laziness, from vacancy, from boredom. And it turns out that his report from these places is moving and necessary, not to mention frequently hilarious."
—Miranda July