Tony Tulathimutte

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Tony Tulathimutte
Tulathimutte at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
Tulathimutte at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
Born (1983-09-01) 1 September 1983 (age 38)
Springfield, Massachusetts

Tony Tulathimutte (born September 1, 1983) is an American fiction writer. His short story "Scenes from the Life of the Only Girl in Water Shield, Alaska" received an O. Henry Award in 2008.[1] In 2016, he published his debut novel "Private Citizens", which was called "the first great Millennial novel" by New York Magazine.[2] Tulathimutte has bachelor's and master's degrees in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Raised in South Hadley, Massachusetts, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and formerly worked as a writer and researcher on user experience topics.[3] Currently he is the lead instructor at CRIT, a creative writing workshop based in Brooklyn, NY.[4]





  1. ^ The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
  2. ^ Tulathimutte, Tony (2016-02-09). Private Citizens: A Novel. William Morrow Paperbacks. ISBN 9780062399106.
  3. ^ "Tony Tulathimutte Archive". User Experience Magazine. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  4. ^ "The Instructor". CRIT. Retrieved 21 January 2022.

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