"Sherill Tippins weaves a glorious, spellbinding tale." -- Daily Mail
With Grace Cavalieri, host of NPR's "The Poet and the Poem."
IN THE NEWS
"Not Helplessly Strange" Lily DeBell recounts her intimate encounter with February House -- the book, the music, and the house -- in The Los Angeles Review of Books.
NY Times: When Brooklyn Was Queer Expands on Earlier Explorations of the Borough's Hidden History Hugh Ryan's presents an "entertaining and insightful chronicle, building on earlier histories by George Chauncey, Sherill Tippins and Charles Kaiser, among others, and enhanced by original research in newspaper archives, unpublished letters and collections of ephemera." February House on BBC4 "What Sherill Tippins has done so cleverly is...focusing on the year in which they lived at this address...just before World War II...so we learn something about this period....I think it's very impressively researched and entertainingly put together...Sherill Tippins did a fantastic job."
The Dutch Foundation for Literature welcomes Sherill Tippins to the 2017 NIAS Residency in Amsterdam The five-month residency, co-sponsored by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, will provide the author with the opportunity to complete research in the Archives of the City of Amsterdam, converse with European experts on the Early Modern era, and meet with the editors and translators at Querido, Dutch publisher of THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED, Tippins's upcoming history of the first families of New Amsterdam.
The Telegraph U.K. names INSIDE THE DREAM PALACE one of the 28 best books about America. "Look out for Inside the Dream Palace by Sherill Tippins (Simon and Schuster), in which she recounts the life and riotous times of the Chelsea Hotel. Here’s a place that’s been temporary home to alcoholic writers, suicidal artists, Trotskyites, drag queens and punks – plus George Kleinsinger, composer of Tubby the Tuba, who improved his room with the addition of trees imported from Borneo and Madagascar, a monkey, a pet skunk and a five-foot iguana." July 31, 2016.
NIAS Residency in Amsterdam granted for completion of THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED. The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, has awarded its 2017 Annual Foreign-Writer Residency to Sherill Tippins for completion of THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED, a history of the first families of New Amsterdam. The NIAS offers residential fellowships of three, five, or ten months to individuals and groups of researchers. It provides a place to think, study and write, and the opportunity to interact with colleagues from around the world. May 26, 2016
Just announced:Nick Norwood, award-winning poet and Professor of English at Columbus State University, will take over as director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. The Center already offers residencies to writers and musicians in Carson's childhood home in Georgia, but recently the center inherited her last home, in Nyack. Look at this, and imagine. Nov. 15, 2015
"An Oral history of the Chelsea Hotel: Where the Walls Still Talk" Vanity Fair's Nathaniel Rich collects tales from the legendary hotel-slash-commune that housed Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Sid Vicious—told by residents including Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R. Crumb, and Andy Warhol. Oct. 8, 2013