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Tamara Faith Berger


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Tamara Faith Berger has published three novels: Lie With Me (2001), The Way of the Whore (2004) and Maidenhead (2012). Her first two novels were recently re-published as Little Cat (2013). She has been published in Taddle Creek, Adult and Apology magazine. Her work has been translated into Spanish and German. Tamara won the Believer Book Award for Maidenhead. She lives in Toronto.

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September 18th, 2019

Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands Unlimited exhibition Sept 18 - Oct 20

Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands UnlimitedSeptember 18 - October 2024 Rutgers streetNew York, NY 10002 Badlands Unlimited and Greene Naftali Gallery are pleased to announce the exhibition “Publish And Perish: Eight Years of Badlands Unlimited” at the Badlands exhibition space at 24 Rutger... more

November 22nd, 2018

Holiday Sale: Buy Us Gift Others like Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Ida B. Wells Society & More

Since 2010, Badlands Unlimited has published over 50 titles and 40 artist works in print and digital forms. Treat yourself and others this holiday season with path-breaking publications and support groups such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Black and Pink (a support and advocacy group for LGBTQ... more

February 8th, 2018

50% Off Erotica for V-Day

"My mind was too blown away to even move my hand" – Miranda July50% OFF EROTICA !!!!!! VALENTINE'S DAY SALEENDS FEB 15TH. Do you hate your boyfriend?Distract yourself with New Lovers this Valentine's day!50% off all books in the New Lovers erotica series for Valentine's Day starting today, February ... more

September 19th, 2017

Badlands at NYABF 2017

Badlands is pleased to participate in the 2017 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 (Booth M03, Ground Floor). This year, Badlands will premiere our first installation: a not-so-faithful replica of Y.P. 99¢ & UP, the retail store we operate in the Lower East Side. Like Y.P., you'll be able to buy ... more

July 4th, 2017

New Lovers Trilogy No. 3 Available Now

New Lovers Trilogy No. 3 is an ebook collection of the three latest erotic novellas in the New Lovers series published by Badlands Unlimited: Tamara Faith Berger's trippy, breakneck vision quest, Kuntalini, Bettina Davis' sordid tale of infidelity, One Valencia Lane, and Larissa Pham's psychosexual ... more

May 31st, 2017

Bookforum Reviews New Lovers for Summer Sex Issue

Christine Smallwood wrote about the New Lovers series in Bookforum's Luxury & Degradation column as part of their summer sex issue. She focuses on Larissa Pham's Fantasian and Lex Brown's My Wet Hot Drone Summer while also discussing the general aims and goals of erotica and how New Lovers fits ... more

March 9th, 2017

Toronto Reading with Kuntalini Author Tamara Faith Berger 3/14

Kuntalini author Tamara Faith Berger will participate in a reading called Tall Poppies at Toronto restaurant Grey Gardens next Tuesday March 14th. Organized by writer Fiona Duncan as part of her Hard To Read series, other readers include Jen Agg, Hoa Nguyen, Tracy Van Oosten, & Rosemary Georgia ... more

February 28th, 2017

Tamara Faith Berger Interviewed for CWILA

Kuntalini author Tamara Faith Berger was interviewed by writer Domenica Martinello for CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). In this wide ranging discussion they talk about everything from a matriarchal dystopia, the role of the safe woman, the "fight-or-flight response" her writing elicits f... more

February 7th, 2017

Valentine's Day Erotica Sale ❤︎

For Valentine's Day, Badlands is offering a special sale on all our erotica. All paperbacks will be $9! We are also offering an exclusive New Lovers Bundle which includes all NINE erotica titles in the series along with a New Lovers drawstring bag and a very special New Proverbs Valentine's Card. Th... more

December 13th, 2016

Fantasian & Kuntalini Featured on Best of 2016 Lists

Larissa Pham's Fantasian and Tamara Faith Berger's Kuntalini were featured on Best of 2016 lists. Baltimore City Paper's Noise Arts Blog put Fantasian on its Top Ten Non-Local Books of 2016. Rebekah Kirkman writes: "Fires, sex, desire, murder, and the loss and creation of “the self” are the building... more

November 25th, 2016

Blowout Sale For Savage Times

Just in time for the holiday season, Badlands is slashing prices on books and works to help you live through /this/

November 14th, 2016

New Lovers Featured on AskMen SEX100

Men's lifestyle site AskMen included the New Lovers series in their SEX100 list (at #88!) of the people, shows, products, places and trends changing the way people have (and think about) sex in 2016."Featuring a fresh, often startlingly artistic approach to erotica, the series runs the gamut of what... more

September 9th, 2016

Rain Taxi Calls Kuntalini "a Sex-Touristic Romp"

Rain Taxi's Corwin Ericson recently reviewed Kuntalini praising Tamara Faith Berger's writing style as "...exuberant and gushy and knowing; it’s playful with the self-serious Namaste-speak that makes the mat-posturers so insufferable, yet it seems genuine in its appreciation for ecstatic transformat... more

July 27th, 2016

Stephanie LaCava Interviews Paul Chan for The Believer

Stephanie LaCava recently talked with Paul Chan for a series of interviews she's doing about "The Artist's Novel" on The Believer's site. Read their full chat here.

July 27th, 2016

20 Minuten Friday Magazine​ Picks "Kuntalini" for Love & Sex Issue

Swiss publication, 20 Minuten Friday Magazine, featured Kuntalini in its Love & Sex issue, saying something to the effect of: "If you blushed while reading 50 Shades of Grey, you had better read Tamara Faith Berger's new lit porn at home alone."... more

July 7th, 2016

Rusty Toque Interview with Tamara Faith Berger

Jacqueline Valencia of Canadian journal, The Rusty Toque, recently interviewed New Lovers author Tamara Faith Berger about her book, Kuntalini. They discuss the role of danger and unexpressed anger in Tamara's writing as well as the sense of revolution that permeates Kuntalini: "I personally have a ... more

July 5th, 2016

Kuntalini is Broken Pencil’s Staff Pick of the Week

Hal Niedzviecki of Canadian magazine Broken Pencil chose Kuntalini as last week's staff pick calling it: "the weird, compelling, bizarre and sometimes even sexy story of Yoo-hoo, [a] young woman untethered from her Lululemons," Read the full review here. ... more

June 28th, 2016

Miranda July Picks Kuntalini for TANK Magazine's Summer Reading List

TANK Magazine asked their favorite artists and writers (including Badlands authors Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ian Cheng) for their summer book picks. Miranda July chose Tamara Faith Berger's Kuntalini saying: “I bought this book hoping for good masturbation material, but honestly my mind was too blown t... more

April 12th, 2016

ARTINFO’s Scott Indrisek Talks “Kuntalini” w/ Tamara Faith Berger

Scott Indrisek of BLOUIN ARTINFO did a brief interview with Tamara for the site’s In The Air blog in which they discuss the relationship between yoga and sex in her novella as well as how she likes rules: “my main project in linking up excessive sex and yoga was not to smear the yoga world (though I... more