ROB SPILLMAN

April 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Tin House co-editor Rob Spillman will read from his new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties. The son of two musicians, Spillman has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Michael Hainey describes All Tomorrow’s Parties:  “Part survivor's manual, part travelogue, part cultural history, it's a story of an arts-mad, idealistic, brave young man struggling to make his way —and find a place in the world. Set in large part against the backdrop of Berlin in the raucous months after the wall was torn down and people struggled with re-unification, Spillman unspools a story that will resonate with everyone who's ever searched for home.”

Rob Spillman is editor of Tin House magazine and editorial advisor of Tin House Books. He was previously the monthly book columnist for Details magazine and is a contributor of book reviews and essays to Salon and Bookforum. He has written for the Boston Review, Details,  Bookforum, GQ,  the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, among other magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. He teaches at various MFA programs, including Columbia University.