Tim is a Vermont-based novelist, educator, and international programs director. He serves on the core faculty of the Newport MFA in Creative Writing and as an instructor at GrubStreet, the country’s largest independent creative writing center. He’s the author of a short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, which made the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist, and a novel, Will Poole’s Island, named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year. Tim is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award, and his work has appeared in Literary Hub, Craft, Colorado Review, The Millions, Fiction Writers Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Backcountry, and many others.
A member of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau and the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program, Tim has directed student travel and college semester abroad programs in countries around the world, and has served as a featured lecturer for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego.
Tim’s August 2017 New Hampshire Public Radio interview on nature, writing, Rome, and A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing. Click here for the podcast, a transcript, and Tim’s top five reading recommendations.