The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Tin House Magazine (whose generosity floats one of the nation’s most important literary journals, and now, small presses) will be in LA this weekend. Saturday, Sept 20 at 5pm, he’ll be at Book Soup in West Hollywood promoting You Don’t Know Me: A Citizen’s Guide to Republican Family Values, his illustrated, A-Z chronicling of Republican misdeeds. Says Arianna Huffington, “McCormack reveals the true hypocrisy and depravity of those who love to quote the Bible but act like Caligula.”
In related news, I just picked up the 2008 O. Henry Prize Stories, and Tin House placed three pieces in the 20-story collection (Anthony Doerr’s “Village 113,” Alexi Zentner’s “Touch,” and Yiyun Li’s “Prison”), tying The New Yorker and besting Granta, Zoetrope, and Harper’s, all of which (for those keeping score at home) placed two stories. Congratulations to Tin House!