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Tom Lutz:

Born Slippy 

Tom Lutz knows a lot about writing. He writes about travel, he’s written books about crying, nervousness, and even about doing nothing. His works have received numerous accolades, including the American Book Award, and have appeared on New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. 

Tom is the founding editor-in-chief of The Los Angeles Review of Books, known as LARB (“larb”), founder of The LARB Radio Hour, The LARB Quarterly Journal, The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop, and LARB Books. At UC Riverside, Tom is a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Creative Writing, as well as the director of Writer’s Week, the longest running, free literary event in California. 

Tune in to hear Tom talk with UCR Magazine editor Omar Shamout about his fiction debut, “Born Slippy,” and about writing, of course. 

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