Tom Lutz

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Tom Lutz (born March 21)[1] is an American writer and literary critic, and founder and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lutz grew up in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in English and journalism from University of Massachusetts, and a master's degree and Ph.D in English from Stanford University.[1]

Career[edit]

Lutz taught creative writing at the California Institute of the Arts, University of Iowa,[3] Stanford University, and the University of Copenhagen.[1] He is currently Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at University of California, Riverside.[4][5]

His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Chicago Tribune, Die Zeit, ZYZZYVA, Exquisite Corpse, Salon.com, and Black Clock.[6]

His books include Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America (2007, American Book Award), Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value (2004; Choice Outstanding Academic Title), Crying: The Natural & Cultural History of Tears (1999; New York Times Notable Book), and American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History (1991, New York Times Notable Book), and have been translated into 12 languages.[7]

He lives in Los Angeles and Iowa City.[8]

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