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. His fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, made the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist, and his novel, Will Poole’s Island, was named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year.
Tim is a member of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau and is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program. He has directed student travel and college semester abroad programs in countries around the world, and has worked as a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. He’s 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.
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.