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Creator / Tao Lin

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Tao Lin (born July 2, 1983) is an American novelist and poet. He is a leading author in the "Alt-Lit" literary scene and founded Muumuu House, an independent publishing house. His works are definitive of Generation-Y and focus on topics such as ennui, relationships, drug use, and depression. He has quickly become a controversial figure who is both loved and hated.

Notable works include:

Tropes present in Tao Lin's work:

  • Intentionally Awkward Title - Eeeee Eee Eeee
  • Minimalism - His writing style generally is tonally repetitive and devoid of descriptive terminology.
  • No Budget - Lin released a film, Mumblecore, which is essentially just a video diary of himself and then-wife Megan Boyle, created using a Macbook webcam.
  • Tuckerization: The two main characters of Richard Yates are named Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning.
  • Write What You Know: Almost everything written by Tao Lin is autobiographical, with few exceptions.