Tim Weed is a novelist, lecturer, outdoorsman, and independent scholar. His short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist. His YA novel, Will Poole’s Island, named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of 2014, will be reissued in 2020 in paperback and audio.
Tim 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 winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award, and his short fiction and essays have appeared in Literary Hub, Craft, Colorado Review, The Millions, Fiction Writers Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Backcountry, and many others.
Tim is a member of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau and presents frequently at literary and writing conferences around the USA, including GrubStreet’s The Muse and the Marketplace, the Brattleboro Literary Festival, the Cape Cod Writers Conference, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Historical Writers of America, and many others. He’s pursued a parallel career in international education, as the director of student travel and college semester abroad programs in locations across the globe, as the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program, and as a featured expert 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.