Book Launch: Taipei by Tao Lin

Book Launch: Taipei by Tao Lin

Wednesday Jun 05, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For more information, please call 718.666.3049

RSVP appreciated:
Please fill out the “Bookings” form at the bottom of this page.

Drinks will be served. 

Pitchfork staffers Jenn Pelly and Carrie Battan will DJ this book party to celebrate cult favorite Tao Lin’s latest novel. Insider secret: the galley came with a bottle of prescription pills. (Candy, of course…)


Taipei opens as Paul, a writer living in Brooklyn, comically navigates New York City’s art and literary scenes, makes tenuous friendships with other young artists, and ends yet another relationship, unsure of how he lost interest in it. The reader follows Paul as he embarks on a book tour and eventually confronts his roots in Taipei, Taiwan. Seeking out his next love interest leads him from the Internet, where he meets Erin, to an impulsive Las Vegas wedding. Along the way movies are made with laptop cameras, massive amounts of drugs are ingested, and the effects, documented thoroughly on the Internet—whether by video or live-tweet—are deeply hilarious. Taipei is a depiction of living life on the fringe in America, and an ode—or lament—to the way we live now.

Lin (credit Noah Kalina)Tao Lin is the author of the novels Richard Yates and Eeeee Eee Eeee, the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, the story collection Bed, and the poetry collections cognitive-behavioral therapy and you are a little bit happier than i am. His stories and poems have been anthologized, including in the Mississippi Review 30 Year Anthology; he has lectured on writing and visual art at Kansas City Art Institute, Columbia College Chicago, Vassar, Pratt, Duke, LSU, and other universities, including Sarah Lawrence’s graduate writing program. He is the founder and editor of the literary press Muumuu House, and his work has been translated into twelve languages. He lives in Manhattan.

For more information, please contact
Susanne König
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 212-604-9074 x109


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