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 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