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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tim Hall  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in New York

-- Tim Hall on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Tim is a native of New York City, he now lives in a Western suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tim Hall started writing in the mid-90s for the underground newspaper The New York Hangover .Tim is also a member of the editorial board of OutsiderWriters, where he serves as Naked Opinion editor.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Half Empty
ISBN: 0976346001

Undie Press. 2004

SUPERANNO Thirty days sober, an inescapable ex-lover, and the terrible secret that tore them apart turns this novel of addiction on its head. A deliciously dry and suprisingly poignant Gen-X love story reveals the horror of sobriety, the search for identity, and a struggle for transformation just when it's needed the most. Original.

Triumph of the Won't
ISBN: 0976346036

Undie Press. 2006

Like the infamous propaganda film that inspired the title of this brilliant collection, Triumph Of The Won't is populated by would-be dictators and failed artists. Meet a literary revolutionary who doesn't write the record producer obsessed with making it big at all costs a zine publisher who stalks his girlfriend, oblivious to the consequences the Marxist author who despises capitalism while lusting after fame and riches. Interpersed with these mad tales from the creative underground are stories and essays dealing with the more painful realities of life--the loss of a child, the end of a marriage, the struggles with drinking, dating, and day jobs--making Triumph Of The Won't a surprisingly tender and poignant autobiography of an artist, by one of the country's most talented and fearless personal journalists.

Full Of It: The Birth, Death, and Life of an Underground Newspaper
ISBN: 0976346044

Undie Press c/o Tim Hall. 2009

In the mid-1990s in New York's gritty East Village, a group of artists, activists, and dreamers come together to create the Troglodyte, a freewheeling, anarchic newspaper in the spirit of the underground press of the 1960s. When tragedy unexpectedly strikes, tensions explode into outright hostility, as two camps form and fight for the hearts and minds of the neighborhood.

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