Tim is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program and has served 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 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’s short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist and was a finalist in the short story category for both the 2018 American Fiction Awards and the 2017 International Book Awards. His first novel, Will Poole’s Island, was named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year. Tim teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and in the Newport MFA in Creative Writing. He’s a member of the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau and presents frequently at literary and writing conferences around the USA, including Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace, Brattleboro Literary Festival, Cape Cod Writers Conference, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Historical Writers of America, and 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.
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