Hannah Tinti was an AW Writer in Residence in 2014 and taught Beginning Fiction at the 2015 Aspen Summer Words and Juried Fiction in 2017.


Hannah Tinti is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her 2008 short story collection, Animal Crackers, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, published the same year, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. In 2002, she co-founded the award-winning magazine One Story, and for the past 12 years has been its Editor in Chief. In 2009, she received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in editing and in 2014, One Story won the AWP Prize for Best Small Press. Hannah co-founded Wishing Stone Workshops and the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy with Dani Shapiro and Michael Maren. She currently teaches at Columbia University’s MFA program and at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. She grew up in Salem, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Aspen Public Radio interviewed Tinti on First Draft, a program that highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts. 


Aspen Summer Words: Hannah Tinti returns with new novel ‘The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley’
The Aspen Times, Andrew Travers, June 18, 2017

After Local Residency, Tinti Returns to Teach at Aspen Summer Words

Aspen Times, Andrew Travers, June 23, 2015

Author Hannah Tinti on Finding Inspiration Writing in New Surroundings
Aspen Idea Blog, Barbara Dills, August 26, 2014

Out of the Woods: AWF Writer in Residence Hannah Tinti Brings Her Works to the Public Forum 
Aspen Daily News, Christine Benedetti, August 15, 2014